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Salvia x 'Elk Blue Note' will be available to ship on Apr 15, 2018.  Just in time for your spring planting.
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Salvia x 'Elk Blue Note'

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(Elk Blue Note Sage) In Europe and Australia there is a popular and widely used seed grown Salvia variety called 'Blue Note'. Our offering, 'Elk Blue Note', is the result of several generations of careful breeding and selection.

Price: $11.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
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Elk Blue Note Sage
USDA Zones
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7 - 9
Size (h/w/fh)
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24"/36"/36"
Exposure
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Full sun
Soil type
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Well drained
Water needs
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Average
Pot size
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3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
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Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes
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(Elk Blue Note Sage) In Europe and Australia there is a popular and widely used seed grown Salvia variety called 'Blue Note'. Our offering, 'Elk Blue Note', is the result of several generations of careful breeding and selection. Starting with several seed lots of 'Blue Note' we have worked to produce a distinctive and beautiful clonal variety we call 'Elk Blue Note'.  Unlike those plants grown from seed, it is reliable in habit and floral display.  We are proud to release this new variety for 2018.

The olive green leaves of this sun-lover are small and hard, and the plant is densely branching.  It resembles some of the wild collected Salvia greggii varieties but is quite distinct and cannot be referred to as a member of this species.  It does best in full sun, where it stays  compact and tidy.  The true blue flowers are displayed on wiry stems above the foliage.  It blooms on and off throughout the season, and appreciated shearing back after a flowering flush.

'Elk Blue Note' grows into a medium size dome, as much as three feet across and two feet tall.  It stands out in foliage and flower color in a mixed group of Autumn, Jame and Mountain Sage types.  It is tough enoug to use as a large scale groundcover that can stand sun, heat and abuse.

New and exclusive for 2018.