Salvia greggii ‘Blue Note’

Good for pollinators
Common Name : salvia 'Blue Note'Family : LamiaceaeType : Sub-shrubHabit : Clump-formingFlower colour : BlueFlowering from : Juneto OctoberFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Full SunMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Summer - AutumnHardiness: Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK -5° to 1°

Salvia ‘Blue Note’ flowers for most of the year. Bees can be seen buzzing around during summer and autumn.

Flowers: are a greggii type flower. The hood is a paler colour purple, almost white beneath. This is held very upright ,opening up the throat area as much as possible for bees to enter. There is a small white bee line around the throat area. the bottom lobes are the same colour purple. Flowering most of the year on long thin green stems held above the foliage to attract passing insects.

Calyces: are a darker purple, ribbed with fine dark blue/purple hairs. Each lobe is thin with a pointed tip. Flowering most of the year on long thin green stems held above the foliage. Being blue they attract the bees and other insects.

Leaves: are lineal, bright green, long and narrow with an entire edge. the stems are upright to create a bushy shrub. All stems are well clothed. [http://salvias.org.au/variety/salvia-blue-note/]

See on garden plan - Coordinates: J5