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Salvia 'Celestial Blue'

7 reviews

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Usually available: All year

Life cycle: Perennial
Height: 1 - 1.5m
Position: Well drained
Soil preference:

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



You will receive
- 1 Salvia 'Celestial Blue' 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 'Celestial Blue'

Salvia ‘Celestial Blue’ is a medium to tall perennial growing up to 1 to 1.5 meters high and a similar width. The small aromatic leaves are grey green, long and thin. The leaves are held on upright stems that rise up and outwards in all directions, creating a mound that is covered in purple when in full bloom. The striking floral spikes extend upwards to 40cm above the foliage and carry widely spaced whorls of lavender to royal blue flowers, complemented by many purple bracts. The flowering period is between spring and summer. The flowers are also quite large compared to many salvia varieties, so the show is quite spectacular and the floral spikes are ideal for cut flowers.

‘Celestial Blue’ Salvia was a chance hybrid from seed collected at Las Pilitas Native Plant Nursery and named by the nursery founder, Bert Wilson, for his wife Celeste. It is also called ‘Celestial Blue Sage’ This salvia is a hybrid between Salvia clevelandii (Cleveland Sage ‘Alpine’) and Salvia pachyphylla (California Rose Sage), but there is also a possibility that there is a three way hybrid with inclusion of Salvia leucophylla (California Purple Sage).

The salvia family has over 900 members with an extensive history as culinary, medicinal and ornamental plants. Ornamental salvias have become collectors 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.

Growing Conditions

Salvia ‘Celestial Blue’ is extremely tolerant of many conditions, making it very hardy. It will grow it most soil types including clay and hard gravelly ground. It flowers in the heat of summer and is very tolerant of hot conditions and drought resistant. It has low water requirements and although extra water is welcome in hot weather it does not like wet feet. During winter almost freezing temperatures may be tolerated for a short while, but warmer winters are ideal. A full sun aspect is most suitable, but it will grow well in part shade as well. This salvia is ideal for any tough spots in the garden that seem too hot and dry for other plants.

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.

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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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    LD
    07/25/2021
    Lyn D.
    Australia Australia
    Great service

    I was amazed when the plant I ordered turned up the next day!! It’s thriving in the garden and I look forward to enjoying its beautiful flowers when the weather warms up.

    DB
    03/05/2021
    David B.
    Australia Australia
    Herbs Settling Nicely into Darwin home

    Very pleased with progress of our herbs package from Mudbrick Cottage. Egyptian, Pineapple &Ginger mints all thriving. Celestial blue salvia going well. Plants all arrived in good Nic and detailed instructions worked well. Thanks MC.

    LT
    12/18/2020
    Lucy T.
    Australia Australia
    Beautiful salvias!

    My new celestial blue salvias are growing strongly, as all my other Herb Cottage salvias have! They were beautifully packed and arrived in excellent condition. I’m very happy - just waiting for the flowers now!