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Salvia 'Pozo Blue'

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

Perennials

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

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:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Evergreen

This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

4.6 to 5.0 (highly acidic)

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Redding, California

Richmond, California

San Francisco, California

Templeton, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Apr 11, 2012, XemaSab from Redding, CA wrote:

This plant is a champion when it comes to difficult growing conditions! It's in the parking strip next to the street in full sun, and it's handled a very xeric watering regime in 110+ degree summers, it's handled 40+ inches of rain on a heavy clay soil, and it's been down to 10 degrees. All of this, and it hasn't even blinked. Plus, the leaves are good for cooking!

Positive

On Apr 5, 2007, saltcedar from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

The plant is tough as California native Salvias go, which is to say none too tough. In central and East Texas most of them rot out in our heat and humidity. Pozo Blue grew, flowered then almost died from an El Nino induced wet Spring, Summer and Autumn (~43 inches). It took most of this Winter to recover and seems as if it will bloom again this year. It is notably resistant to rooting from cutting unlike many Salvias. It requires warm soil and a sandy rooting medium.