Sage, Azure Blue (Salvia azurea) - 25 Seeds

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Azure Blue Sage (Salvia azurea) - 25 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•USDA Zones: 5-10

Reflecting the clear blue sky, these lovely blossoms illuminate the prairie landscape of the southern plains. This versatile plant has had medicinal, ornamental, and culinary uses for generations. This perennial needs a lot of heat to complete its life cycle, so it blooms late in northern regions. A versatile plant, native sage has had medicinal, ornamental, and culinary uses for generations. The first botanical classification of this family of plants can be found in 19th century British botanist George Bentham's influential work Genera Plantarum. The genus name "Salvia" comes from the Latin "salvere" meaning "to heal," referring to the plant's medicinal benefits.

Growing Instructions:
Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix Azure Blue Sage seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 1-2 weeks. Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant grows very quickly and needs little care, preferring dry soil. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, as well as thriving in sandy or rocky soils. Cut back the growing stems to encourage bushier growth. This plant attracts bees and butterflies, and will self-seed unless cut back after flowering has finished.

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