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Salvia x sylvestris 'Blue Queen'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: x sylvestris (sil-VESS-tris) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Queen
Additional cultivar information:(aka Blaukoenigin, Blauknigin)
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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



Other details:

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

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored


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

Concow, California

Fairfield, California

Deltona, Florida

Stone Mountain, Georgia

Toluca, Illinois

Washington, Illinois

Westfield, Indiana

Hebron, Kentucky

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Delaware, Ohio

Greeley, Pennsylvania

Norristown, Pennsylvania

Knoxville, Tennessee

Mclean, Texas

Moxee, Washington

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 23, 2010, Erutuon from Minneapolis, MN wrote:

Not certain this is the exact variety I have, but looks like it.

This plant is wonderful cut it back, and it'll flower again.


On May 9, 2006, RipKo97 from Toluca, IL wrote:

My salvia are planted in part sun and grow nicely. It's a compact plant. I deadhead and the plant blooms through fall.


On Jan 28, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

'Blue Queen' grows fast from seed, and is very attractive. My infromation says it can be planted in partial sun as well. Blooms May-June in my garden, though it is in a shadier spot.


On Feb 4, 2005, Hunky from Westfield, IN (Zone 5a) wrote:

Just planted last fall from 1-quart pot. Will update over the spring and summer.