Big Blue Salvia is really big, blue and gorgeous

Big Blue Salvia is really big, blue and gorgeous

Last year Big Blue impressed us in factory trials. This year, when we can get our hands on it, we can say that it is indeed big, blue and gorgeous and provides all the spikes you could want to create excitement in the garden. Botanically, Big Blue is a cross of Salvia farinacea x S. longispicata. If you're a sage connoisseur, you'll know that this is similar to the indigo sagebrush that was discovered at the Huntington Botanical Garden in 1962.

But Big Blue is different. They are produced from seed, which means they are of great value to gardeners. They are also different in that they are powerful but controllable, unlike Indigo Spires. It will reach 24 to 36 inches tall and 18 to 20 inches wide and will bring in pollinators. In a University of Georgia experiment where dozens of sage plants were grown, this was the only seed variety; Others were cloned using vegetative propagation. Big Blue won without a doubt. Pan American Seed seems to have done the impossible with Big Blue and you will love it.

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