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Salvia 'Marine Blue'

5 reviews

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



You will receive
- 1 Salvia Marine 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: Saliva 'Marine Blue'

Salvia Marine Blue is a semi-deciduous, herbaceous plant growing to about 60 high by 60cm in width. It is named for its indigo to dark blue flower spikes, which may reach 40cm long. The individual flowers are quite small, with marked ‘bee lines’ guiding the pollinators into the blossoms. They may bloom for a long period from early summer to late autumn, Nov to April in Australia.

The leaves are small and grey, with a wrinkled and felt like appearance. Depending on the light and viewing angle, the leaves may appear woolly with silver to white tips and a greenish underside. This compact salvia can be used like a ground cover as it does spread a little, with the roots forming a supportive mat. Salvia Marine Blue is best planted where it can be viewed up close.

Marine Blue may sometimes be sold as Indigo Blue, not to be confused with the larger and striking Indigo Spires. There is also a history of dispute about the name and origins of this salvia. One of the parents is the Mexican plant, Salvia chamaedryoides and it is thought that it may be a clone or hybrid of Salvia chamaedryoides isochroma.

Growing Conditions

Salvia Marine Blue loves a sunny spot and is good in hot conditions. It is considered to be a drought tolerant sage and does not require a lot of water. Having a well drained soil is best, so that there is not too much moisture build up in wet periods. It is also tolerant of cold conditions, and may be semi-deciduous in very cold areas.

As mentioned above, this salvia has spreading roots that create a mat for the plant. This means it does sucker but this is not usually an issue due to the size of the plant. In fact, it is beneficial to the gardener wishing to create a drought tolerant border in a warm sunny location. It is one of the first salvias to bloom and mixes well with pink flowered border plants. This small salvia is generally a good all round plant.

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.

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

Delivery

Plant orders placed now will not be sent until the 4th of January, see our latest Delivery information here.

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.

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05/10/2020
Sandra C.
Very happy

My Salvia "Marine Blue" is doing nicely. I have potted it up into a bigger pot until I have prepared a bed for it. Plants have arrived in good condition and are really healthy. Thanks Mudbrick Herb Cottage.

R
04/18/2020
Ruth
Australia Australia
Great service

I'm fairly new to gardening and appreciated the follow up emails and videos showing what to do. It was very good service as for these little guys, I've planted them in my garden and they are already got flower buds all over it! Very happy customer.

LT
11/13/2019
Lyne T.
Thank you for the prompt

Thank you for the prompt well packaged salvias that I ordered and with the email messages regarding their care. Best service that I have had.

CH
06/08/2019
Catherine H.
Amazing service

I loved receiving my parcel ! Each plant survived the long trip from Queensland to New South Wales in perfect condition. The packaging was extraordinary and included a little personal touch : my hand written name and a signature of the sender. I loved that ! Finally and most importantly, my herbs a planted and thriving.

LR
01/27/2019
Lynn R.
Salvia purchase

I have received my order that arrived healthy and on time..thank you for your services.