Well branched and compact, this variety has 6 cm flowers that are a deep, royal blue and bloom from Summer into Autumn. It is a reliable perennial, returning year after year in Zones 8 to 11. However, it is so lovely that it is worth growing as a summer bedding plant in colder zones. Blue Angel likes regular watering and rich, well-drained soil. It grows in full sun or partial shade and can handle moist corners of the garden. Use it as a path edging, border, ground-cover or container plant. British horticulturist Graham Stuart Thomas called Salvia patens 'the best plant in cultivation.'
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I have a similiar in my garden...
Oh my goodness - sooo blue! The shape of these flowers look much like the lipstick plant (but these are probably bigger.ReplyDelete
Wow what amazing colour.ReplyDelete
I Like it....
The name 'salvia' always reminds me of red flowers, and I didn't know there were blue ones. This blue angel is also beautiful.ReplyDelete
Such a great kind auf blue!ReplyDelete
Have a nice weekend ... Frauke
What a Lovely Salvia!ReplyDelete
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Greetings from Sweden/Lena
Wat a Wonderful blue, so intensiv.ReplyDelete
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Thanks for hosting this party. That is an absolutely stunning blue in the Salvia. Live it.ReplyDelete
Yael from HomeGardenDiggers blog
What a wonderful blue colour.ReplyDelete
I really love the info you post with every pic! I was wondering, where do you take all the pictures (if it's not a secret)? In your own garden, at your friend's, some public space? (I'm sorry if you've already mentioned this before, I haven't read it.) So many georgeous & interesting flowers!ReplyDelete
Hello Annie, no secret about the photos I take! Many are from my own garden or those in the neighbourhood. There are also many opportunities in Melbourne to enjoy lovely plants. We are very lucky to have wonderful parks and parklands, as well as a world-class Botanical Garden.Delete
Thank you for your kind words about my posts.
I love salvias... we have some red ones at the moment!ReplyDelete
I love these beautiful flowers !!ReplyDelete
o, that´s salvia? It´s beautiful :)ReplyDelete