Salvia azurea (Blue Sage)


Type: Forb

Area: Prairie

Height: 3′ – 5′

Bloom Months: June, July, Aug

Color: Blue

Sun:  Part to Full Sun

Moisture: Dry, Mesic

Soil:  Gravel, Loam, Sand

Attracts/Benefits: Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Photo credit: Prairie Moon Nursery

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Description from Prairie Moon Nursery: Blue sage is an easy-to-grow and beautiful plant for medium to somewhat dry soils. It might also be called Azure Blue Sage or Pitcher Sage. In a prairie planting or naturalized setting the unusual clear blue blooms are visible from a distance despite the plants relative sparseness. If you rub or brush against the leaves they will emit the aromatic smell typical of Salvia species. The bloom period of Blue Sage is in late summer through early fall, attracting lots of bees and butterflies to the nectar.  This plant has a tendency to “lodge” or flop over, especially in rich soils, so if you are not growing it in a plant community with grasses and other clumps to lean on, avoid fertilizer, pinch or stake, and/or provide sturdy neighboring plants with more mass to support this tall plant.

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