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Salvia longispicata x farinacea

'Playin' the Blues'


Playin' the Blues Sage




Origin:  Bred by Proven Winners┬«.
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Salvia
Species
longispicata x farinacea
Cultivar
'Playin' the Blues'
Category
Annuals
Tradmarked Name
Playin' the Blues™
Patent Number
USPP 18,054, Can 2,941
USDA Hardiness Zone
7a - 10b
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7a +
RHS Hardiness Zone
H6 - H2
Temperature (°C)
-18 - 4
Temperature (°F)
0 - 40
Height
120 cm
Spread
75 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
JuneJulyAugustSeptember
General Description
A sterile flowering plant that is especially attractive to bees.
Landscape
Perfect for flower beds or along walkways.
Cultivation
Grow in full sun in a moderate to moist soil with regular watering and fertilizing for best colour.
Shape
Upright habit.
Pests
Bacteria such as Botrytis, Pythium and Rhizoctonia may be a problem, as well as insects such as aphids, thirps, gnats and whiteflies.
Habitat
Horticultural origin.
Leaf Description
Leaves are dark green.
Flower Description
Flowers are blue-purple, and bloom continuously throughout the season.
Notable Specimens
Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Propagation
Sterile seeds, must be propagated through softwood cuttings.
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