2021 Christmas Gift Sets & Ideas

View

This section doesn’t currently include any content. Add content to this section using the sidebar.

Image caption appears here

Add your deal, information or promotional text

Salvia 'Blue Bird'

3 reviews

This is how we pack and send your Herb Plants to all states except TAS & WA



You will receive
- 1 Salvia Bluebird Herb Plant in a 50 X 75mm tube - General growing instructions

All of our Herb Plants are grown organically with certified organic potting mixes and fertilizers

Botanical Name:

Salvia Blue Bird is a tall salvia reaching 1.8 meters, with some reports of up to 3 meters. It has an upright habit, but the tall stems may arch over. The heart shaped leaves are large and quite a bright mid green, sometimes appearing yellow-green. The leaves are well textured, with obvious veins following the natural curve, eventually to the tip of the leaf.

The autumn and winter flowers take on a dense brush like appearance, high on the shrub. They have the furry or hairy calyces common to salvia, this time a soft grey-green colour. However, the real feature is the little blue bird that is found in the small flower’s side profile. The delicate lobed wings fan down and out to the sides, low, as if just before being lifted high once again. Choose just the right angle and you will see the deep blue eyes painted on the tiny face, with a perfectly positioned tiny beak to complete nature’s own artistry.

The origins of salvia Blue Bird are unknown, with its appearance in Australasia becoming part of local salvia folklore. The plant seems to have been part of a shipment from the USA marked ‘unknown salvia’ some years ago. There is limited information available about the plant’s history, but Blue Bird is an apt name. Expert speculation has suggested that potential parent plants for this likely hybrid may be S. polystachya or S. purpurea.

Growing Conditions

Salvia Blue Bird occasionally sets seed, however vegetative propagation is also possible by taking cuttings at the right time of year. It is suitable for container planting, although it is a large plant.

The salvia family has over 900 members with an extensive history as culinary, medicinal and ornamental plants. Ornamental salvias have become collectorsí items, as gardeners try to find a place in their garden for each and every one. There are salvias that will suit every type of soil and climate. More information on the Salvia genus and Common Sage (Salvia officinalis) may be found on our Common Sage page.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Please seek professional advice before commencing any treatment.

Delivery

Our shipping costs are a flat rate, meaning you can add any amount of products to your order and you will pay the same.

Regular Post - $10.95
Express Post - $12.95 (If your order contains a plant express is required)

HERB PLANTS

We send (Australia wide, excluding Western Australia and Tasmania):

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)

OTHER PRODUCTS

We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

*Subjected to actual conditions. Find out more about our Delivery information.

Returns

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can either return your order for a full refund or exchange it for online store credit.

Find out more about our Returns information.

Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 3 Reviews
Write a Review

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
    L
    07/19/2020
    Lynda
    Australia Australia
    Great quality

    Amazingly fast delivery great packaging and lovely healthy plant

    AB
    06/08/2020
    Anne B.
    Salvia blue bird - an unexpected arrival

    I am very happy with this salvia, but while I ordered it, I didn’t really expect its growth habit. In my garden, this salvia arches a lot, so while it sends up tall initial shoots, they then arch down to almost the ground, with numerous side shoots of flowers & leaves. The flowers are beautiful and the bees love them. The arching habit means that the flowers also seem to be coming from other plants around the salvia, popping up mysteriously in the middle of something quite different. In my garden (perhaps because I only occasionally remember to fertilise) the leaves are a bit sparse and yellow quickly. Perhaps I should trim it back more, certainly now, in winter. But I”m still enjoying the flowers so much! They also do well in a small vase, lasting for quite a while. I imagine you could get different growth habits from this salvia, with different soil and pruning, but I recommend it. And so do the bees.

    A
    04/05/2020
    Anonymous
    Friendly service

    Friendly service,super fast delivery and all plants received in good condition. Thank you Sandra