| Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill' (25) plants
Common Name: Salvia-Perennial, garden sage, wood sage;
a/k/a Salvia x superba 'Blue Mound' and x sylvestris 'Blauhugel'.
Zones 3 to 8.
Plants reach 16 to 18 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide;
Growth rate: Moderate, clump forming herbaceous perennial.
The tall, spike-like racemes flowers of 'Blue Hill' are the closest to true blue of any hardy salvia available. This compact salvia has narrow, dark green, basal leaves and is very long-flowering. A mint family member, its foliage is aromatic when crushed.
Salvia is easy to grow planted in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil. Though it is drought tolerant and adaptable to almost any climate, it will bloom better with regular moisture and fertile soil. Deadheading encourages a longer bloom time. If plants get leggy during the season, cut them all the way back to the newly developed foliage. If flower spikes are cut back, plants may rebloom in fall but often the flowers are fewer and smaller.
Excellent as a border plant, in mass or containers, as cut flower or dried flower; fragrant flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Deer and rabbit resistant.