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Salvia chamaedryoides (Germander sage, Mexican blue sage)

Salvia chamaedryoides Photo/Illustration: Bill Johnson

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Salvia chamaedryoides SAL-vee-ah kam-ee-dree-OY-deez Common Name: Germander sage, Mexican blue sage 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.
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
Tolerance Deer Tolerant;Drought Tolerant
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, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden, Desert Garden, Meadow Garden, Rock Garden, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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