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Azure Blue Sage – Salvia Azurea

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Salvia Azurea, commonly known as Azure Blue Sage, is a stunning and versatile perennial plant that adds vibrant blue hues to your garden. This native North American wildflower is loved for its striking appearance and numerous applications in both ornamental and ecological landscaping.


Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates drought. Prefers moist, gravelly or sandy soils with good drainage. Plant stems may be cut back by up to 1/2 in late spring to promote compactness and prevent stem flopping. Plants may repeat bloom from summer to fall, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. If plant foliage depreciates in hot summer conditions to the point where it looks unsightly, consider trimming back. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded.


Typical Uses

Azure Blue Sage is a favorite among gardeners and landscapers for several reasons:

  • Ornamental Beauty: The azure-blue flowers of Salvia Azurea make it a fantastic choice for borders, rock gardens, and mixed perennial beds.
  • Pollinator Magnet: Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds are attracted to the nectar-rich blossoms, making it a valuable addition for pollinator gardens.
  • Drought Tolerance: Azure Blue Sage is highly adaptable to dry conditions, making it ideal for xeriscaping projects.
  • Erosion Control: Its deep roots help prevent soil erosion, making it suitable for stabilizing slopes and embankments.
  • Native Plant Landscaping: This plant is ideal for promoting biodiversity and supporting native wildlife in your area.

Establishment and Care Instructions

To successfully grow Azure Blue Sage, follow these guidelines:

  1. Location: Plant in full sun to light shade, ensuring well-drained soil.
  2. Planting: Space the plants 18-24 inches apart for optimal growth.
  3. Watering: Water regularly after planting, then reduce to occasional deep watering once established.
  4. Pruning: Trim back in late winter or early spring to encourage new growth and maintain shape.
  5. Fertilization: Generally, Salvia Azurea does not require heavy fertilization; organic compost can be beneficial in poor soils.
  6. Winter Care: Provide a layer of mulch to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

Special Features and Usage

Azure Blue Sage stands out due to its striking azure-blue blossoms and its role in attracting beneficial pollinators to your garden. Its drought tolerance and adaptability make it a versatile choice for a range of landscaping projects, from ornamental displays to ecological restoration efforts. With its captivating beauty and ecological benefits, Salvia Azurea is a must-have for any garden or landscape project.



Soil Moisture

Well Drained

Light Requirement

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Use



Spring, Winter




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