Short, hardy blue/purple salvias with good foliage?

ArchdukeMay 14, 2005

I really like East Friesland salvia and have a lot of it. But are there any other hardy blue/purple salvias with foliage as neat and tidy as East Friesland salvia? And I need for the plant height to not exceed 24".

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CA Kate

I just planted a S. verticilata 'Purple Rain' that sounds as if it might work for you. I like it so much for the front of the boarder that I think I'll get more. The leaves are large and grow in a lowish clump with tall spires of darker purple-blue. It's suppose to get to be 2' tall. ?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 5:15PM
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Thank you for the info, Westelle. I'll check that one out.


    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 6:36PM
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What about the Salvia Marcus. I think it is a nemarosa (sp?). It is a beautiful blue/purple color and looked very neat. It is smaller and I believe doesn't grow over 12", labled as 8". I had some but exchanged it for something bigger. Now I want to go back and get the Marcus for another area that I think would do better then the annual salvias that I have planted.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2005 at 7:10PM
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