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Thursday, 28 May 2015


Salvia patens 'Blue Angel' is a striking garden plant with delightful blue flowers. Since the 1838 discovery of this herbaceous species from Central Mexico, Salvia patens has been a mainstay of the perennial garden. Blue Angel is one of the smallest of the full-sized varieties of the so-called 'gentian sages'.

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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  1. Wonderful blue!
    I have a similiar in my garden...

  2. Oh my goodness - sooo blue! The shape of these flowers look much like the lipstick plant (but these are probably bigger.

  3. Wow what amazing colour.
    I Like it....
    Greetings Jen

  4. The name 'salvia' always reminds me of red flowers, and I didn't know there were blue ones. This blue angel is also beautiful.

  5. Such a great kind auf blue!
    Have a nice weekend ... Frauke

  6. What a Lovely Salvia!
    Have a Nice Weekend
    Greetings from Sweden/Lena

  7. Wat a Wonderful blue, so intensiv.
    Hav a Nice Weekend
    Greetings from Sweden to/

  8. What a wonderful blue colour.

  9. 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!
    Best regards,

    1. 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.
      Thank you for your kind words about my posts.

  10. I love salvias... we have some red ones at the moment!

  11. I love these beautiful flowers !!

  12. o, that´s salvia? It´s beautiful :)