Denver Plants

Common name: "Azure Sage" or "Hardy Salvia"
Latin name:
Salvia azurea 'Grandiflora'

Azure Sage
Zone: 5 - 9
Elevation to:
Growth habit:
Clump forming
Max height:
3' - 4'
Spread: 18"
Flowers: Yes, July - Sept
Flower type: Racemes
Native to area: No
Available varieties: 15+
Water: Pictured: Salvia azure 'Grandiflora'
Photo: Missouri Botanic Gardens
Cultivation: Plant in full sun in well drained soil. "Azure Sage" tolerates most soil types and drought well. Space new container grown plants 24" - 36" apart. "Hardy Salvia" may require staking in windy areas. Flowers are good for cutting.

Seed can be started in a cold frame or greenhouse in early spring and moved outdoors after danger of frost has passed. For faster growth... purchase pre-started plants at your local Garden Center. Once established plants can be divided in spring.

Potential pests ~ diseases:
Aphids or powdery mildew.
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