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Salvia 'Blue Chiquita'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Chiquita
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Silver/Gray

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Austin, Texas

Dripping Springs, Texas

New Braunfels, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 4, 2012, marasri from Dripping Springs, TX wrote:

I love the long beautiful blue stamens of this salvia. The butterflies love it too. It is easy to grow and drought and heat resistant in my unwatered Central Texas garden. It likes my not so good alkaline soil. I can't say enough about this plant. BUT after 7 years of growing it, I am thinking that it is showing signs of being TOO happy. Every spring I pull hundreds of seedlings. I live near a wilderness area. and things are pretty rural around hear. Read this as no one is out there weeding. I am thinking of eradicating it this year because of all the babies. I do not see any mention of invasiveness talked about on line, so maybe I am being overly cautious. Wet winters might accentuate this condition.