Rockin'™ Playin' the Blues® Salvia longispicata x farinacea
- Hardy Zones
- 7 - 10
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 24 - 48 Inches
Beautiful blue flowers all summer long. As the flowers age, the calyx remains deep-blue after the actual flower falls off, giving the impression that the entire flower stalk remains in flower giving a greater floral presence in the garden.
Great in beds, along walkways, and on patios.
Playin' The Blues™ is a wonderful annual Salvia (except in frost free zones) compact and richly colored it is easy and trouble free. It is sterile so it will not set seed and that means it will just bloom, and bloom and bloom all season without stopping.
You can easily trim to keep the shape or size where you want it, and it will branch out and become even thicker and more full of flowers.
Regular watering and fertilizing will keep the plant at maximum color and growth but it is amazingly tough and once established in a pot of the garden will tolerate lower levels of food and water. However, severe drought will cause lower leaves to drop and if this happens give it a quick haircut removing the upper 1/3 of growth and once it back to normal watering it will fill back in.
Playin' The Blues™ big attractor of bees, who love the sweet nectar in the flowers, so place it accordingly a bit farther from seating areas if bees are a concern. It is always great to have a plant that will support our native bees!!
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What you'll need
Color SchemePastel MixExposureSunPot Size12"