Salvia azurea

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 9B 

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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
Phenology:In north Florida, winter dormant and blooms July-October. In south Florida, may grow and bloom into winter.
Habitats:Flatwoods, sandhills, pine-oak-hickory woods, secondary woods.


Recommended Uses:Wildflower garden, suitable for naturalizing. 
Light: Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



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

Attracts butterflies