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Salvia azurea

Prairie Sage, New Mexico form

Santa Fe County Prairie Sage has superb, clear blue flowers the color of the New Mexico sky on a September afternoon. This deep rooted wildflower blooms in late summer and it highly attractive to bumblebees. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).

Shipping: Shipping begins in early September, coldest zones first. Buy now and we'll ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region.

SKU: 84700

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Plant - 5" deep pot
 
Blue Salvia azurea, Salvia azurea, Prairie Sage, New Mexico form
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Additional Information
SKU 84700
Common Name Prairie Sage, New Mexico form
Botanical Name Salvia azurea
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Mature Height 36-40" tall
Mature Spread 15" wide
Bloom Time Early summer to fall
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Sandy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Rabbit Resistant, High Impact - Low Maintenance
Special Groups High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Details
36-40" tall x 15" wide (seed/cutting propagated). This is an unusually xeric, clear blue colored form of the lovely Prairie Sage grown from seed I collected from a patch of short grass prairie just east of Santa Fe, NM. The flowers of this collection are as blue as the NM sky on a September afternoon. These plants are strong stemmed, upright growers that flower for over a month beginning in early fall and are found growing in alkaline clay-loam. Pair it up with Zauschneria arizonica for an extended display of fall color.
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    • Small In Size

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      Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia azurea:

      Of the twelve I ordered five were too small to survive planting. Although they arrived in the five inch deep pots they had almost NO roots to sustain them. I could not have been more disappointed in the whole order. It was weeks late, on top of everything else. How sad to have this formerly amazing plant source turn into this.

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      Intense blue towering beacon of beauty

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      from Penrose Colorado

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      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Hardy
      • Long Lastig Blooms

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        • Strong Focal Point

        Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia azurea:

        All shipments arrive beautifully packaged, super healthy plants complete with detailed instructions.

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        BEAUTIFUL

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        from NW Kansas

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          Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia azurea:

          Very unusual HARDY plant. Going to get more this spring. Would recommend to anyone as it sure adds a special touch to my garden

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          Planting Guides

          Tips For Growing Salvia

          Salvia (commonly referred to as ‘Sage’) represent a huge family of ornamental plants that attract a variety of pollinators to their nectar rich flowers. They are resistant to deer and rabbits.

          1. Plant in full sun.
          2. Plant native Western Salvia varieties in soil that is low fertility and well-drained.
          3. Plant Old World Salvia in a wide range of soils (loams, sand) including clay.
          4. Many spring-flowering varieties of sage will re-bloom in fall if deadheaded after the first bloom.
          5. New transplants need regular irrigation their first growing season to establish themselves. Once established they will need regular, deep irrigation during hot, dry weather.
          6. During fall garden clean-up, wait to cut back the plants until spring for improved cold hardiness.
          7. In colder USDA zones (zone 6 and below) it is essential to give Native Southwestern and Southwestern hybrids protection from the extreme cold their first couple winters in the garden. Mound up pine needles or fallen autumn leaves over and around the base of the plant.

          Western Native Salvia: : It is from the Western US that we find our most beautiful native salvia species. For attracting hummingbirds, there are no finer flowers than the Western native sages. Typically, this group of Salvia prefer ‘lean’ (not very fertile), well drained soils. They will grow in dry clay conditions in arid climates but will rot out in clay soils where there is more than about 15 to 18” of precipitation annually.

          Western sages include:

          • Salvia greggii - ‘Furman’s Red’, ‘Cold Hardy Pink’
          • Salvia hybrids - ‘Maraschino’, ‘Raspberry Delight’, ‘Ultra Violet’ and ‘Burgundy Seduction’.
          • Salvia pachyphylla and Salvia dorrii is recommended for arid western gardens.
          • Salvia azurea and Salvia reptans - Early fall bloomers with excellent cold hardiness.

          Old Wolrd Salvia: The Old World Salvia include some of the very best, most durable, longest-lived perennials. These salvia are an excellent choice for gardeners across most of the United States. ‘Old World’ Sages bloom primarily in shades of blue, pink and white. They are well adapted to cold climates and a wide range of soils including clay. The European Salvia are incredibly attractive to honey bees, many of our native bees and bumble bees as well as butterflies.

          Old World varieties include:

          • Salvia syslvestris'Lyrical Rose', 'May Night', 'Little Night', 'Caradonna' and 'Marcus'.
          • Salvia daghestanica
          • Salvia verticiliata

          More in-depth guidance for growing Salvia: Planting Nectar Rich Salvia to Attract Pollinators to the Garden, Sage Advice, The Spectacular Salvia and Cold Hardy, Late Summer / Early Fall Blooming Sages.


          View or download our complete Planting Guide (pdf) for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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