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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).
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.
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 Salvia include:
To get established in USDA zones 5 & 6, Western Salvia (noted above) must be planted in spring or early summer, not in the fall. Protect your new plants over their first winter or two in your garden. Cover each plant with a generous pile of clean straw or pine needles. This allows the plant's crown (junction of root and branches) to mature and obtain maximum 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:
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.
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Very Hardy Grower
from Santa Fe, NM
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia azurea:
About 8 years ago I bought 3 plants here in Santa Fe from the former nursery here in town now affiliated with High Country Gardens. I planted them in the back of my 30 foot deep rock garden. These original plants are still alive and going strong and I have also kept about a dozen of their offspring from reseeding. Now that I am happy with the number I have in my garden, I edit and dig out the dozen or so new plants that pop up each spring. And the roots are strong. You can't just pull them out; you have to use a shovel because the roots quickly go deep into the soil. Last year I re-landscaped my small front garden and transplanted 3 of the 1 year old seedlings from my back rock garden. One year after transplanting they were in full bloom this year. My front is exposed to voracious rabbits that come in from the arroyos to dine, even on many promised "rabbit resistant" plants. But they haven't touched these plants. Both locations receive shade for about a third of the day, but these do just fine. I highly recommend this plant for a beautiful tall background plant that blooms in late summer.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A pleasant surprise
By No, thank you
from Minneapolis, MN
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Part of a "test bed" experiment to see how several varieties of salvia and agastache would respond to the southern Minnesota climate. In late January, it's too early to tell if the plants will re-emerge in the spring, so the experiment hasn't provided results yet. Nice blue flowers on this one once the plant had adjusted to local conditions.
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a lovely, very tall sage
from Columbia, Missouri
About Me Master Gardener
I live in Missouri, which has a lot of rain. This sage has done very well even though it is from New Mexico. I have it in my rock garden, where it blooms all summer . The sky blue color is very special, similar to a pale delphinium. It does get leggy, and grows to 4 feet tall. It would not look right in a small, tidy garden, but it is wonderful in the wild garden. It self seeds a bit and I am very happy to have the seedlings.
from OKC, OK
Just received and got my plant in the garden early spring. Too early to judge it's performance as it's just beginning to leaf out. Appears healthy and robust and attractive in the garden so far.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
By Hummingbird Ranch
from Tesuque, New Mexico
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.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Intense blue towering beacon of beauty
from Penrose Colorado
All shipments arrive beautifully packaged, super healthy plants complete with detailed instructions.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
from NW Kansas
Very unusual HARDY plant. Going to get more this spring. Would recommend to anyone as it sure adds a special touch to my garden
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
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