Salvia azurea var.grandiflora

Pitcher sage

Growing from North Carolina and Tennessee south to Florida and Texas, this is a tall, quite gangly salvia that flowers towards the end of August and September.  

It's tendency towards waywardness can be much improved by shearing by half in early June, to promote a tidier look. 

Untrimmed it can be trained upwards against a wall or similar. 

Needs to be grown in a sheltered, sunny spot with sharp drainage. 

Drought tolerant and good for a walled garden. 

Photo: Andrey Zharkikh from Salt Lake City, USA, via Wikimedia Commons

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£ 6.50

Family

Plant type

Hardiness

Height

Spread

Foliage

Flower

Soil

Position

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Lamiaceae    

Tender perennial    

H3    

90cm    

30cm    

Grey green     

China blue    

Well drained, shelter    

Full sun

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