Meadow Sage 'Crystal Blue' - cultivar with cool pale blue flower in late spring and early summer.
Round mounds, usually reaching 18"-20" tall x 24"-26" wide.
Flowers in May to June, with deadheading, it may re-bloom some, but it is not reliable re-bloomer as other cultivars
Full sun is the best, average soil or drained soils (including drier or naturally draining clayish soil).
Medium moisture to medium-dry to dry soils. Drought, heat and air-pollution tolerant plant makes it great candidate for urban landscaping.
Attracts butterflies and bees. Deer and rabbit tolerant (they usually avoid it for it's aromatic leaves).
Looks well in any sunny border, in private or public spaces, cottage gardens, pollinator gardens, bigger containers.
This cultivar is patented under number PP26344 and propagation is prohibited.
Combine with medium to taller grasses and with perennials like Asclepias tuberosa or verticillata, Eryngium, Coreopsis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Gaura, Geranium sanquineum cultivars, Perovskia, Rudbeckia, Nepeta, Sedum, roses or daylilies.
Meadow sage is usually hybrid, also mentioned as Salvia x sylvestris = hybrids of two European species - S. nemorosa and Salvia pratensis, it is hardy in zones 3 to 8.
Pot size : square 3.5" x 4" deep perennial pot
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