A gardening quest brings a flower that is a ‘lovely vision’

Greg Stevens

I was wandering all over the nursery, on the lookout at the crops and bouquets. This is a guaranteed temper decide-me-up and a incredible way to assist area firms. My program was to enjoy communing with inexperienced, growing factors and gardeners, perhaps decide on up some trinket, and there it was, a salvia with breathtaking purple-blue bouquets. The pretty eyesight was Salvia Sallyfun Deep Ocean. I experienced to have just one.

Salvia Sallyfun is a cultivar (cultivated wide range) of Salvia farinacea and is an simple-to-expand perennial typically witnessed blooming in Treasure Coast Gardens in late spring and summer time. Nevertheless, it does bloom all through the 12 months. Also regarded as Perennial Blue Mealy Cup Sage, this salvia is a tough, drought-resistant plant for frost-free places for USDA Hardiness Zones 7 as a result of 11.

A member of the mint family members, as all sages are, this dependable plant has sq. stems and fuzzy gray-green leaves 2-4 inches extended. Flowers on showy spikes are held properly above the foliage in purple, blue or white shades. The plants will develop from about 18 inches to 4 toes tall, dependent on the assortment.

Salvia Sallyfun Deep Ocean grows 15- to 24-inches tall and 12- to 22-inches large. The sort is upright, although the plants type a pleasing mounding shape with amazing flower spikes with stems the identical shade as the flowers. The flower spikes reduce effectively and are beautiful to butterflies. Deadheading will inspire extra blooms.

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