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Salvia azurea

Blue Sage

Scientific Name:

Salvia azurea

Genus:

Salvia

Species Epithet:

azurea

Common Name:

Blue Sage

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

0-1 ft., 1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

sandy or rocky wood lands; rare

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S2: Imperiled (*Key)

Global Rank:

G4 - Apparently Secure, G5 - Secure (*Key)

State Status:

SR-P: Significantly Rare: Peripheral (*Key)

Notes:

Garden areas: Perennial borders, cottage gardens, prairies, wild areas. It is easy to grow and available, but rare in NC in the wild.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/salvia-azurea/



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