West Texas cobalt sage is a marvelously distinct species that can be enjoyed by gardeners farther north, as long as they purchase the west Texas form, which is quite cold-hardy. This salvia has rigid stems with narrow, pungent leaves and resembles a bright green, upright grass for much of the growing season. In early fall, cobalt blue flowers burst open almost overnight and are a big draw for hummingbirds. Thanks to its deep roots, this wildflower is extremely xeric. West Texas cobalt sage grows to 4 feet tall.
CareProvide full sun to light shade and well-drained, alkaline soil.
PropagationTake cuttings of newer growth anytime, or divide plants in spring.
- Genus : Salvia
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Foliage
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Moisture : Dry to Medium
- Bloom Time : Early Fall
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Plant Type : Perennials