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Pozo Blue Sage

Salvia 'Pozo Blue'

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Pozo Blue Sage (Salvia 'Pozo Blue') at Roger's Gardens

Pozo Blue Sage flowers

Pozo Blue Sage flowers

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Pozo Blue Sage (Salvia 'Pozo Blue') at Roger's Gardens

Pozo Blue Sage

Pozo Blue Sage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spacing:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Musk Sage

Description:

A bushy hybrid producing whorls of violet-blue blooms in spring on tall spikes; a beautiful addition to borders or beds with its blue-gray foliage and upright form; looks fantastic in containers

Ornamental Features

Pozo Blue Sage has masses of beautiful spikes of violet flowers with blue overtones rising above the foliage from late spring to early summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive fragrant narrow leaves remain silvery blue in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pozo Blue Sage is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other garden plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pozo Blue Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pozo Blue Sage will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 4 feet apart. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under typical garden conditions. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Pozo Blue Sage is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features