Germander sage

Salvia chamaedryoides

Photo/Illustration: 
Bill Johnson
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Germander sage (Salvia chamaedryoides)
SAL-vee-ah kam-ee-dree-OY-deez
Genus:  Salvia
This choice species boasts narrow, downy sage-green leaves and true sky-blue blossoms from summer to fall. It has woody stems and forms a beautiful specimen 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. Germander sage spreads vigorously by underground stems.
Care:  Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun; these plants are drought resistant.
Propagation:  Sow seed or divide plants in spring; take cuttings spring through fall.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Blue Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Indoor Plant,
Suitable as Annual,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Style
Cottage Garden,
Desert Garden,
Meadow Garden,
Rock Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant,
Drought Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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