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Mexican Blue Sage

Mexican Blue Sage

Regular price $7.40 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: bright blue
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Mexican Blue Sage, Salvia chamaedryoides, is a perennial herbaceous plant known for its vibrant blue flowers and silvery foliage. Native to the high elevations of Mexico, it's become a favored ornamental plant in gardens for its drought tolerance and striking appearance.

The most notable feature of Mexican Blue Sage is its vivid, bright blue to deep azure flowers. These blooms, appearing from late spring through fall, are small but numerous and grow in clusters. The intense color of the flowers provides a striking contrast against the silvery-green foliage and is especially eye-catching when planted en masse. Additionally, the flowers are attractive to pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, adding to the garden's ecological value.

The foliage of Mexican Blue Sage is equally attractive, consisting of small, gray-green, fragrant leaves that have a slightly furry texture. This foliage provides a beautiful backdrop for the flowers and adds textural interest to the plant.

This sage variety is particularly valued for its drought tolerance and ability to thrive in well-drained soils. It's an excellent choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and Mediterranean-style landscapes. Mexican Blue Sage is also suitable for borders, herb gardens, and as an accent plant in mixed beds.

Mexican Blue Sage prefers full sun, where it produces the most abundant blooms. It's a low-maintenance plant, requiring minimal water once established and occasional pruning to maintain its shape and promote more vigorous blooming.

Overall, Mexican Blue Sage is cherished for its stunning blue flowers, aromatic and silvery foliage, and adaptability to dry conditions. Its combination of visual appeal and ease of care makes it a popular choice for gardeners seeking to add a splash of color and a touch of the Mediterranean to their landscapes.

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