Salvia Marine Blue

This is a compact little plant, growing to 70cm with bright blue flowers and tiny greyish leaves. It is sometimes sold under the name of 'Indigo Blue'. It blooms from spring to autumn and is one of the quite drought-resistant salvias, so it does not need much water. It flowers over a very long period from late spring until autumn. It will do well in cold climates as well as in Sydney. It grows best in a sunny, well-drained position. It suckers a little bit but is not a nuisance. It is a pretty groundcover with roses or amongst other shrubs, and is effective with cerise or pink flowers or dark leaves. It also mixes well with yellow flowers, such as those of Aquilegia chrysantha. One of its parents is Salvia chamaedryoides, another drought-resistant species.

Flowers in January, February, March, April, October, November, December.

 

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