Mystic Spires Blue Salvia
(Salvia longispicata x farinacea ‘Mystic Spires Blue’)
'Mystic Spires' Blue Salvia is a compact form of another popular salvia called ‘Indigo Spires’. Though shorter than ‘Indigo Spires’, it flowers even more freely during the entire growing season. It produces masses of true blue flowers that mix nicely with other annuals and perennials, is tolerant of heat and humidity (low and high), and is not bothered by pests or diseases or the deer!
Exposure: full sun
Height: 18 to 30 inches
Plant Type: perennial
Planting Time: spring to summer from containers
Soil type: adapts to most soils, but needs good drainage
Suggested uses: bedding, containers, perennial border, cut flower
Special notes: Mystic Spires Blue Salvia is hardy to USDA zone 7 with good drainage. Excess water and fertilizer can result in excessive vegetative growth and lack of flowers. If needed, plants can be pruned during the growing season as reflowering occurs quickly. Shoots can be pruned to 12 inches or so in the fall after being killed by freezing, but refrain from pruning to the ground until growth is strong in the spring.
Horticulture Agent IV
County Extension Director