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Salvia 'Indigo Spires' (Sage)

Sage 'Indigo Spires', Salvia longispicata x farinacea


Prized by gardeners, Salvia 'Indigo Spires' is a vigorous shrubby perennial with masses of long, twisted spikes of indigo blue flowers held in dusky purple calyces. Blooming continuously from early summer to frost, the waving flowering stems, up to 15 in. (37 cm), are held well above the foliage of dark green, ovate leaves. Well-branched and very free-flowering, this terrific sage is perfect for beds and borders where it adds a long season of color. Almost iridescent in the fall, the flowers dry well and hold their color in flower arrangements.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 2-3 ft. wide (60-90 cm).
  • Thrives in full sun or light shade, in moist, well-drained soils. Water and fertilize regularly to keep it flowering. Provide winter protection in zone 7.
  • Great choice for cut flowers borders, edging, mass planting.
  • Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds but is ignored by hungry deer.
  • Pinch stem tips early in the growing season and deadhead the faded flower spikes to promote more blooms.

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 7 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Salvia - Sages
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 4' (90cm – 120cm)
Spread 2' – 3' (60cm – 90cm)
Spacing 36" (90cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Edging, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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