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Mystic Spires Blue Salvia longispicata x farinacea

  • Hardy Zones
    • 7 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 24 - 48 Inches
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Mystic Spires Blue Salvia longispicata x farinacea
Sun 24 - 48

Features

Fragrant Foliage
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant
Attracts: 
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Bees
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
24 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
14 - 18 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 30 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Blue
Flower Colors: 
Purple
Flower Shade: 
Blue-Purple
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark Green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Dried Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses: 
Specimen or Focal Point
Uses Notes: 

Great in beds, along walkways, and on patios.

Mystic Spires Blue Salvia longispicata x farinacea 'Balsalmisp' PP: 18054 Can. PP: 2941
  • Hands down, this is the best blue salvia I have grown (and I have tried many varieties.) Mystic Spires blooms profusely, starting long before salvias such as Black & Blue have even begun, and continuing into the late fall. It attracts pollinators but I've never seen it damaged by harmful insects. My only negative? I have great difficulty finding a source for this plant! I'd love to see it available, far and wide, of course grown without harmful pesticides!

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Kay Myhrman-Toso
    Woodbury
    Minnesota
    United States
    11 weeks ago
  • I planted this variety in a large pot with yellow French Marigolds and they are doing beautifully. First time trying them out, and am very pleased with performance and bloom. Does not fade in the sun, remains vivid blue. Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and a few butterflies.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cynthia
    San Diego
    California
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I've tried growing plenty of different salvia varieties down here in South Texas. Many require little care, while others just can't handle the extreme heat & humidity. This particular variety does wonderfully, with such little care. This plant literally flowered all year for me last year. So far, it's on track to outdo that! I've added two new plants to my garden, grown in full sun, and receive regular compliments on them. This plant will ALWAYS have a spot in my garden!

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Joshua
    Rio Hondo
    Texas
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Beautiful blue flowers and blooms almost year round

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Lori
    California
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Likes heat, doesn't mind drought.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Mary Thompson
    Mississippi
    United States
    4 years ago
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