Height: 12-18 in. (30-45 cm) 18-24 in. (45-60 cm) 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Spacing: 15-18 in. (38-45 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)
On May 4, 2010, MiniPonyFarmer from Gilmer, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:
This plant is easy to grow and tolerates the heat and humidity of my East Texas location without problems. I have found it to have no pests or diseases. It has returned larger than last year, making a nice bushy plant that fills in empty spots and blends nicely with other plants. It stands about 18" tall and about 24" wide. The blue color is absolutely gorgeous and does not fade.
It's a blooming machine here in zone 6b. I have Maynight that has a heavy bloom in the spring followed by light blooms throughout the season. Blue Hill is non-stop. I plan on slowly replacing a few of my Maynights with this salvia instead. It's an excellent plant. Highly attractive to butterflies and bees!
On Jun 16, 2008, art_n_garden from Colorado Springs, CO (Zone 6a) wrote:
"Blue Hill" Meadow Sage has a very tight, upright habit with vivid blue flowers. This was one of my very first (if not the first) plants showing in spring this year in my Zone 5 garden, which makes me love it even more!
The bees LOVE it. Without fail there are at least 3 on each plant at any given time. Never shows any signs of stress from sun or drought.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Rogers, Arkansas Glen Avon, California Colorado Springs, Colorado Fort Collins, Colorado Cordele, Georgia Dacula, Georgia Hebron, Kentucky Chicopee, Massachusetts Dearborn Heights, Michigan Golden Valley, Minnesota Pittsford, New York Pickerington, Ohio Allentown, Pennsylvania Monroe, Pennsylvania West Goshen, Pennsylvania West Wyomissing, Pennsylvania Aberdeen, South Dakota Knoxville, Tennessee , Texas Everman, Texas Charlottesville, Virginia