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Exclusive. 24" tall x 24-30" wide. Salvia Blue Flame (Giant Purple Sage) 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. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric). A High Country Gardens introduction.
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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(based on 10 reviews)
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Made for this climate! Thrives on tough love, wind, infrequent watering. Very beautiful flowers and nice silvery leaves. Will purchase more in the future.
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I would not buy again.
Look good when it arrived, but died after being planted. Planted and took care of it per instructions.
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I Love this plant. It is so pretty.
from Palisade, CO.
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia pachyphylla Blue Flame:
I am using it out by my clothesline to add color and to draw the bees.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Looking forward to purchasing plants again this year!
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Plants were healthy and easy to plant.
Survived and thrived!
By Garden girlie
from Maupin, OR
Added color and interest to garden. Used drip irrigation; slow start but then thrived. Blooms are beautiful and large.
from Medford OR
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
By Darby C
from Alamogordo NM
This little baby is gorgeous! The foliage is so different than most salvias and the blooms are stunning. It grew quickly and seems to tolerate the very hottest of weather. I will no doubt want to add more to my garden! Highly recommended.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Cool and unusual salvia
from Littleton, CO
About Me Master Gardener
This salvia is really nice. It has unusual gray "mouse ear" shaped leaves and gorgeous blue purple flowers that attract hummingbirds.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Made for tough climates!
from Smith Valley, NV
Extremely durable; unfazed by drought and wind. Very beautiful long-lasting flowers. Nice silvery foliage. Grows well with hardy cacti and softens the overall look. A wonderful plant. I definitely will get more of these!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Love this plant!
By Andy panda
I live in the valley in Los Angeles, where summers are dry and hot. I am not an expert gardener ,but this plant is thriving in my front yard. This summer will be the third summer , and I can't wait to see the espectacular display of purple flowers again. I have underground drip hoses, only a couple of days a week, and supplement with more water in the heat of summer.I have no problems or difficulties with this plant at all.
(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)
I LOVE this plant!
from Denver, CO
About Me Professional Landscaper
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.
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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