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Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Hill'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: nemorosa (nem-or-OH-suh) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Hill
Additional cultivar information: (aka Blauhuegel)
Hybridized by Pagels

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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4 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive dduff On Aug 3, 2014, dduff from Fort Collins, CO (Zone 5b) wrote:

I picked this up, along with "Mainacht" from Lowes earlier this year. They are planted side by side and both have endured a hailstorm, but this plant is far superior to the Mainacht: lots of blooms and attractive foliage.

Positive MiniPonyFarmer 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.

Positive kimmy222 On Nov 13, 2008, kimmy222 from Reading, PA wrote:

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!

Positive art_n_garden 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 (2 reports)
Cordele, Georgia
Dacula, Georgia
Hebron, Kentucky
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pittsford, New York
Pickerington, Ohio
Enid, Oklahoma
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Kintnersville, Pennsylvania
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Knoxville, Tennessee
Fort Worth, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Charlottesville, Virginia

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