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Salvia azurea 'Nekan'

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: azurea (a-ZOOR-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Nekan

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Light Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive mcrousse On Jul 15, 2011, mcrousse from Holly Springs, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

This is a tough plant and has withstood heat and drought with no problem here in humid z7b NC. As an added bonus, it is more upright and not lanky like the straight species. The hummingbirds visit it occasionally.

Positive penpen On Mar 22, 2008, penpen from North Tonawanda, NY (Zone 6a) wrote:

One of the few hardy Salvias that my hummers use. It is a late season bloomer but it is blooming about the time the southward migration beginns.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Grand Junction, Colorado
Kiowa, Colorado
Wilmington, Delaware
Hebron, Kentucky
Mashpee, Massachusetts
North Tonawanda, New York
Holly Springs, North Carolina
Maineville, Ohio
Levelland, Texas



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