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Exclusive. Salvia arizonica ‘Deep Blue’ (Deep Blue Arizona Sage) is a great native plant for planting in the shade, blooming all summer with numerous small, deep blue flowers over rabbit and deer resistant foliage. 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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Great for a water-wise garden
from San Antonio TX
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Comments about High Country Gardens Salvia arizonica Deep Blue:
I used this plant in several berms combined with other salvias, rosemary, and a few native grasses. It is an attractive addition to my xeric garden and is a good pollinator plant.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Have to eat my words--great plant!
from Central Texas
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This is a revision of a previous review; turns out this plant needs a bit of patience, and growth rate just was extremely variable among plants. 1 still looked dead a full 4-6 weeks after another was in full bloom but the apparently dead one now has made a fast come-back after appearing to have been killed off by a 2-3 day freeze period.
Surviving, but not thriving
from Fort Collins, CO
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It doesn't seem there are many natives that thrive in dry shade (even bright shade), so I was very excited to give this one a try and ordered two years ago. Unfortunately I received a message that HCG was unable to ship and could substitute Salvia May Night (?!?), which is not native, requires full sun and has a completely different look -- so not at all what I was looking for (I opted for a different plant). Last year my luck was better and I received two of these, but I agree with the prior reviewer. They were small and did not do much of anything in their first season. Both have survived and both put on a tiny bit of foliage and a handful of flowers, but both look more like renegade survivors. Maybe this coming season is when I finally get lucky with this plant?
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Good Day Duffy,We sincerely apologize for the experience you had. This is certainly not what we promise. While our perennials tend to be on the small side, they do take off once established. It may take up to a year for you to see good, thick new growth. It is because of this, we fully guarantee all of our products up to a year from the day your order has shipped. Please know we are truly committed to your success and satisfaction. We encourage you to give us a call at 1-800-925-9387 if your Salvia does not reach the promised growth. One of our friendly representatives would be more than happy to go over your options so you can get the results you paid for! Happy Gardening!
So far not so good
Can't comment on the flower yet as mine has not grown much. I bought 4 of these and one came to me as just a stick pretty much. I planted them all and was hoping the one would come back. After a few weeks 3 are just twigs now and 1 has grown a tiny a bit.
Merchant response: Good Day Cp,We are so sorry to hear about your disappointment. Many of our perennials are sent in a dormant state which can be a little alarming to some. when received. Of course, we do offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If our perennials do not meet your expectations or do not grow well for you, give us a call and we are happy to honor our guarantee for you! We have reached out to you via email to discuss your options so you can get exactly what you paid for! Should you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to call us at 1-800-925-9387 Our hours are Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm MTHappy Gardening!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
bloomed all summer the first season!
from Terrebonne, OR
Really pretty deep blue, blooms all summer. A hardy plant that works in shade; rare indeed.
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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