Salvia 'Blue Bird'

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Salvia 'Blue Bird'

6 reviews
$6.95 Regular price
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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 1.8 - 2.5m
Position: Sun / part shade
Soil preference: Well drained

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.


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)


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

Monday and Tuesday (for all zones)


We send (Australia wide):

Monday to Friday

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


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Herb Plants
- If you are unhappy with the quality of Herb plants they must be photographed on the day of receiving and emailed to us within 24 hours.

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Pepi R.

Mail order purchase

Excellent. Everything was packaged so carefully and thoughtfully. The packaging and information itself was beautifully and responsibly selected. I was very impressed and will order again!

Narelle B.
Australia Australia


Plants arrived quickly and were beautifully packed. They were happy and healthy and great instructions with them to settle them in before planting. Thankyou

Iris H.
Australia Australia

Recent purchases Salvia Bluebird

Thrilled to receive such healthily growing plants. It rained the day I received them so I unpacked plants and placed outside in rain. Next day they looked so fresh as though they had not travelled and have not looked back since.

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