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Santa Margarita, CA 93453
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Escondido, CA 92026
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Salvia Celestial Blue

Purple Sage.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 9 $ 9.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 21 --
Escondido, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 0 $ 9.99
Five Gallon 0 $ 25.00
Fifteen Gallon 0 $ 80.00
Plants in production
One Gallon 31 --

Celestial Blue Sage is a hybrid between Salvia clevelandii and Salvia pachyphylla or a three way hybrid with 'Pozo Blue' which would add Salvia leucophylla into the mix. Very stable and tolerant of almost gravel for soil and extreme heat, has also grown in part shade and daily water for about five years, and has been stunning in coastal clay with no water.

Salvia 'Celestial Blue' flowers are large for a sage, fragrant and almost pop out of a bouquet with the glow of blue purple. On one happy plant the flowers stay for 2 years, just slowly getting bigger. Each flower can be visited by a hummingbird, butterfly, moth, and then, fifteen minutes later another hummingbird, butterfly and moth. The swallowtails are embarrassingly in love with the flowers.

Plant with Viguiera, Zauschneria 'Red Penny' and Rabbit Brush to make a late summer show stopper. Or plant with boring Lavender to add some zest when the lavender poops out for the year.

Eleven on the stun-o-meter. 'Celestial Blue' Sage is named for Celeste Wilson of Las Pilitas Nursery.

Here's a native sage page where you can see all the sages of California.

Salvia Celestial Blue tolerates deer.
Salvia Celestial Blue is great for a bird garden and a butterfly garden.
Salvia Celestial Blue's foliage color is gray, type is stressdeciduous, has fragrance and is edible.
Salvia Celestial Blue's flower color is violet and has a fragrance.
Salvia Celestial Blue's fruit has fragrance and is edible.

Communities for Salvia Celestial Blue:Chaparral and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 7 to 10
height[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 2.00
rainfall[cm]: 40.00 to 120.00

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