Salvia azurea

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Blue Sage, Azure Blue Sage

Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft tall by 2-4 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Blue, white
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:In north Florida, winter dormant and blooms July-October. In south Florida, may grow and bloom into winter.
Noted for:Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, suitable for naturalizing. 
Propagation:Seed, cuttings.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Not wet but not extremely dry ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:



Nectar source for native bees, including bumblebees,  and other pollinators (Xerces Society)..

Attracts butterflies

Native Habitats:Flatwoods, sandhills, pine-oak-hickory woods, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures