Blooms quickly and displays rich color well into late summer.
The true workhorse of our test gardens last summer, this Salvia farinacea continues to impress no matter the conditions. Full, branching plants come into bloom quickly and display rich color well into late summer. The large 3-4" flower spikes are awash in rich deep blue, cooling sky blue and crisp, clean white. We planted several containers of them for display around the patio and a bed of the Deep Blue in the garden bed to attract the butterflies and hummingbirds. It worked like a charm.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.
Salvia, Cathedral™ Deep Blue is rated
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Rated 5 out of
LovelyMy 6 plants arrived completely in full bloom and they smell nice too, they were in beautiful condition. I watered them well then placed them outside in a covered location. We planted them a week later and as I'm writing this they are all growing well on my deck. I will definitely purchase these again.
Date published: 2015-05-31
Rated 3 out of
Just OKEasy to take care of. Tolerant of both heat and long lasting rain storms. Pretty color, but not as "full" as I expected. A little spindly-looking actually. This plant satisfied my desire for a blue flower, but I wouldn't buy more.