Taxonomy of Blue Hill Salvia:
Even experts in plant taxonomy
have a difficult time with 'Blue Hill' salvia plants. You'll encounter all of the following scientific names for plants similar to the one in the picture at right:
- Salvia x superba 'Blue Hill'
- Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Hill'
- Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhügel' (its name in Germany, where the plant began)
- Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'
- Salvia nemerosa 'Blue Hill'
They sometimes bear the common plant name, "garden sage." "Blue Hill" is the cultivar name.
These perennials put out small, lavender-blue flowers on spikes and reach 18"-20" in height, with a spread a bit less than that. The flowers are a lighter shade of blue than those found on 'May Night' salvia
and 'Caradonna' salvia
Sun and Soil Requirements for Blue Hill Salvia:
Grow Blue Hill salvia flowers in a sunny area with a well-drained soil. This is a drought-tolerant perennial
. But as with most plants, it will be necessary to pay attention to young specimens to make sure that they are sufficiently irrigated.
Planting Zones for Blue Hill Salvia:
Care for Blue Hill Salvia:
If you deadhead
Blue Hill salvia flowers (i.e., remove spent blooms), the plants will flower all summer long. These perennials tend to flop over at the sides; to support them for better display, consider encasing the plants in a peony ring.
Uses for Blue Hill Salvia:
Blue Hill salvia leaves are fragrant enough to warrant drying, so that you may include them in potpourris.
Wildlife Attracted to Blue Hill Salvia: