The branching stems of Salvia uliginosa African Skies produce beautifully defined, open mouthed flowers of a staggering azure blue. This colour alone justifies this salvia a place in a sunny, protected border or in a carefully positioned container on a warm terrace.
But there is more to this salvia. The firm, woody base of this bushy deciduous perennial produces tall, branching stems that are valuable for their height and elegance as well as for their aromatic leaves. In addition, S. uliginosa African Skies is highly attractive to native pollinators (not African bees though…).
Common Name: Bog Sage
Hardiness: Half hardy
Height and Spread: 80cm x 60cm
Preferred Soil Type: Fertile, moist soil
Aspect: South or West facing
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: June – September
Care: Cut back hard in spring. Deadhead or pick regularly to encourage more flowers. Protect from severe frosts.