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Salvia pachyphylla Blue Flame

Blue Flame Giant Purple Sage

24" tall x 24-30" wide. Blue Flame is a selection of a little known native Sage species from the mountains of Southern CA. It has huge 10" tall flower spikes with gas flame blue flowers and glowing rose-pink bracts. A High Country Gardens introduction.


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Salvia pachyphylla Blue Flame - 5" Pot

Regular Price: $9.99

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HBLM3XX, Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame', Blue Flame Giant Purple Sage
HBLM3XX, Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame', Blue Flame Giant Purple Sage

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Additional Information
Common Name Blue Flame Giant Purple Sage
Botanical Name Salvia pachyphylla 'Blue Flame'
Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Blue
Estimated Mature Height 24" tall
Mature Spread 24-30" wide
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Waterwise
Amount of Rain 10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40" (with care)
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attracts Hummingbirds, Rabbit Resistant
Special Groups High Country Gardens Exclusive, High Country Gardens Introduction
Ideal Region Western Only
24" tall x 24-30" wide. Turn up the heat in your xeriscape with this exclusive High Country Gardens introduction. Salvia 'Blue Flame' is a selection of the xeric sub-shrub Giant Purple Sage, chosen for its huge, brightly colored 10"+ long flowering spikes. Like a gas flame, the long tubular blue flowers poke through the rose-pink bracts attracting hummingbirds from the entire neighborhood. To help support the huge flower spikes, it's helpful to pinch back the tips of the new shoots in mid-spring to thicken up the plant. This beauty likes full sun, good air circulation and fast draining soil conditions. (cutting propagated)


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I LOVE this plant!

By ThomasTwin

from Denver, CO

About Me Professional Landscaper

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  • Attractive
  • Long Blooming
  • Xeric


    Best Uses

      I've planted Salvia pachyphylla at the top or mid level of sloping Denver gardens in clay soil (wouldn't plant this at the bottom of a slope as it would probably be too moist), watered only by drip irrigation and mulched by bark. By the second summer the plants were round and covered in August+ with long lasting color. So many xeric plants bloom in the early summer - this plus the Coconino County penstemon provide wonderful late season color. Easily visible from the street, this plant isn't large but makes an impact.

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