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Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes Salvia hybrid

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Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
40" 30"
Height
30 - 40"
Spread
24 - 30"
  • Details

    Features

    Garden VALEDICTORIAN.

    Light blue flowers each with a black calyx on tough plants. Hummingbirds, butterflies and bees all love it, which makes it great plant for pollinator gardens.

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Long Blooming
    Heat Tolerant
    Deadheading Not Necessary
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 40 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Black
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Crisp Blue and Black
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Deep Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Planting To Hard Frost
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Average Soil
    Soil Fertility Requirement: 
    Poor Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in containers and landscapes. This plant is a pollinator attracting machine, beloved by pollinators of many types. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    This is a wonderful annual Salvia (except in frost free zones) compact and richly colored it is easy and trouble free. It is sterile so it will not set seed and that means it will just bloom, and bloom and bloom all season without stopping.

    You can easily trim to keep the shape or size where you want it, and it will branch out and become even thicker and more full of flowers.

    Regular watering and fertilizing will keep the plant at maximum color and growth but it is amazingly tough and once established in a pot of the garden will tolerate lower levels of food and water. However, severe drought will cause lower leaves to drop and if this happens give it a quick haircut removing the upper 1/3 of growth and once it back to normal watering it will fill back in.

    Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes Salvia hybrid 'BBSAL01301' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
  • 2 Reviews

    • Beautiful color of flowers, non-stop blooms and the hummingbirds love it! I will plant it again next year!

      Jennifer Winship
      British Columbia
      Canada
      3 min ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Performed beautifully

      David Hobson
      Ontario
      Canada
      1 week ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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