‘Blue Sky’ Salvia is a sometimes favorite of mine.
I brought along this perennial from my previous garden and here, as there, I sometimes grow tired of it. I decide it is too unruly, too spready, and vow to tug it all up from the roots.
Today I rather like it.
Love the colour, unusual being a lighter blue, your bee is certainly enjoying it!
The unusual shade of blue is probably what compels me to let the salvia stay. It’s hard to take a picture this summer without including a bee. There seem to be more than usual and I suppose that’s good.
I like it too – it is a lovely true blue, and not purply like most sages.
I have taken numerous photographs of this salvia where the blue does not show up accurately, but this time I was lucky enough to capture it.
And they are lovely pictures – especially with the bee!
I like the color a lot, but the plant does look rangy. If I had, I would probably plant in out in the back field.
Yes, that might be a good place. Maybe I should hard prune it. The foliage probably became ruined when the weather was so dry. The hummingbirds like the flowers.
I had lots of hummingbirds in the spring, but they seem to have disappeared. That has never happened before.
Great. It has potential.
Do you know the botanical name of the salvia – is it uliginosa perchance? The colour is amazing.
Hi Malc. Yes, that is a great color and you must be right: Salvia uliginosa (Bog sage). Just looked it up in Wikipedia using your suggestion and description and images match. When I first bought it I wasn’t keeping up with names, so I appreciate knowing it now. Thanks.
I like your Salvia; it is such a pure light blue. I also like that it isn’t just a mass of blue but the foliage has equal importance. Christina
The color is unique. I think its character works for an informal garden.