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Blue Sage Salvia azurea 200 Seeds USA Company

Blue Sage Salvia azurea 200 Seeds USA Company

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Salvia azurea, commonly known as azure sage or blue sage, is a species of flowering plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae. Native to North America, particularly the central and southeastern regions of the United States, Salvia azurea is prized for its striking blue flowers and its ability to attract pollinators, especially butterflies and bees.

Here are some key features of Salvia azurea:

Appearance: Azure sage is a perennial herbaceous plant that typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 feet (0.9 to 1.8 meters). It has slender, upright stems with narrow leaves that are gray-green in color. The most notable feature of Salvia azurea is its tall spikes of azure-blue flowers, which bloom in late summer to early fall. Each flower is tubular in shape and arranged in whorls along the stem.

Habitat: Salvia azurea is commonly found in prairies, meadows, and open woodlands, where it thrives in well-drained soil and full sun. It is drought-tolerant once established and can withstand hot, dry conditions.

Cultural Uses: Azure sage is primarily grown as an ornamental plant in gardens and landscapes, where its vibrant blue flowers add color and visual interest to the late-season garden. It is often planted in perennial borders, wildflower meadows, or naturalized areas. Additionally, Salvia azurea is valued for its wildlife-friendly properties, attracting pollinators and beneficial insects to the garden.

Growth and Care: Salvia azurea is relatively low-maintenance once established. It prefers sandy or loamy soil with good drainage and benefits from occasional watering during dry periods. Pruning back the stems after flowering can help promote a more compact growth habit and encourage repeat blooming.

Propagation: Azure sage can be propagated from seeds or by division. Seeds can be sown directly in the garden in the spring or started indoors several weeks before the last frost date. Division of mature plants can be done in the spring or fall to create new plants.

 

Growing Instructions for the Blue Sage

 

The seeds can be sown on the ground in the spring or summer or they can be grown in pots at any time of the year. 1. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 2. Put the seeds on the soil. 3. Water the seeds lightly. 4. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade. 5. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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