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Mystic Spires Blue Salvia

Fact sheet: Mystic Spires Blue Salvia

Mystic Spires Blue Salvia
(Salvia longispicata farinacea ‘Mystic Spires Blue’)

‘Mystic Spires’ Blue Salvia is a compact form of another popular salvia called ‘Indigo Spires’.  Though shorter than ‘Indigo Spires’, it flowers even more freely during the entire growing season.  It produces masses of true blue flowers that mix nicely with other annuals and perennials, is tolerant of heat and humidity (low and high), and is not bothered by pests or diseases or the deer!

Exposure: full sun

Height: 18 to 30 inches

Plant Type: perennial

Planting Time: spring to summer from containers

Soil type: adapts to most soils, but needs good drainage

Suggested uses: bedding, containers, perennial border, cut flower

Special notes: Mystic Spires Blue Salvia is hardy to USDA zone 7 with good drainage.  Excess water and fertilizer can result in excessive vegetative growth and lack of flowers.  If needed, plants can be pruned during the growing season as reflowering occurs quickly.  Shoots can be pruned to 12 inches or so in the fall after being killed by freezing, but refrain from pruning to the ground until growth is strong in the spring.

Sold at Nassau County Master Gardener Plant Sale