Approximately 900 species of Salvia range around the world. Besides the use of several species
as garden ornamentals, some are used as spices, foods, and aromatic oils.
Indigo Spires sage is a hybrid between Salvia
farinacea and S. longispicata
originally discovered at Huntington Gardens in California.
Flowers are purple-blue in color. They are attractive to bees, butterflies and
other pollinators. In warm climates, it is evergreen. In north Florida, cold winters
may kill it to the ground and it recovers in spring. It is a sterile hybrid so
no seeds or seedlings are produced.
See plants at the entrance to parking lot 7.
A robust herbaceous perennial capable of reaching five feet in height with two foot long flower spikes.
Light: best in full sun
Water: average water requirements, tolerates some drought
Soil: very adaptable
This plant is an easy garden plant for a sunny spot.
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