Blue Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery

Blue flowers, especially true primary blues, are the gold standard in most gardens. They are rare. The genus Salvia includes some of the clearest and truest of blue blossoms. We grow the best of the best.


Related Blog entries for plants in the Blue Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery

Pantone Pageant: Designer African Violet Salvias and Companions:

Purples are cool yet quietly passionate. This includes African Violet 16-3520, a spring 2013 designer color created by the Pantone Corporation. Shades in the blue and purple color range are tranquil and soothing yet commanding, because they calm the garden. Here are a number of choices from our catalog that fashionably match Pantone's African Violet.

New at FBTS: Hummingbirds Thrive on Margie Griffith Sage:

A love of birds can grow into a passion for gardening. The reverse is also true. Sometimes these passions result in the development of excellent plants, such as Salvia x 'Margie Griffith' -- a 2017 introduction at Flowers by the Sea Online Nursery. Margie Griffith Sage grows up to 96 inches tall and wide in bloom. In some parts of its USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 8 to 11 it feeds hummingbirds nearly year round.

A Community of Anise Scented Sages We Adore:

You might expect the foliage of a plant called Anise-Scented Sage (Salvia guaranitica) to smell robustly like licorice, which shares the same fragrance as anise. Some gardeners detect a hint of licorice after crushing a leaf, but many say the foliage merely smells sweet. These popular sages are native to Brazil where indigenous peoples used their leaves as a medicine. Flowers by the Sea grows many varieties in a wide range of sizes and flower colors

Himalayan Sage Is the Salvia Collector's Holy Grail: Part 2:

Plants don’t have voices but they have stories to tell, including tales of discovery. It’s easy to see why the early 18th century plant explorer Victor Jacquemont would have paused to collect the rare Salvia hians while traversing broad expanses of northwestern India. This second half of our article about the alluring species digs into its history.  

Himalayan Sage Is the Salvia Collector’s Holy Grail: Part 1:

For plant collectors, a mystique surrounds rare species like Salvia hians (Himalayan or Kashmir Sage). This is especially true when there is uncertainty about what the plant should look like. Perhaps the most famous image of S. hians is a 2012 photograph of UK plant collector Chris Chadwell next to an abundantly blooming stand of large violet-blue flowers with white lower lips. Why doesn’t the Flowers by the See variety of this rare species look exactly like the plant Chadwell found — a plant that seems to be the Holy Grail of Salvia collectors? We’ll do our best to explain.

Pantone Pageant: Shady Salvias on a Mixed Blue Designer Patio:

Got shade? Go ahead and get blue about it in the garden. We'll hold your hand, listen to your concerns and help you pick just the right shady salvias in hues to match the 2013 designer colors Dusk Blue and Monaco Blue from Pantone.

Salvia Small Talk: Atmospheric Rivers & Bog Sage:

Bog Sage is a terrific plant for damp soil and stormy weather, such as powerful "pineapple express" events.

Properties for plants in the Blue Flowered Salvias Picture Gallery
Name Mature height Mature width Flower color Bract color Exposure
Salvia x 'Anthony Parker' 4 to 5 feet 5 to 6 feet Strong Violet Dark Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Bee's Bliss' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia cacaliifolia 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Purplish Blue Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia clevelandii 'Whirly Blue' 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia clevelandii 'Winnifred Gilman' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia corrugata 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Deep Violet Grayish Purplish Blue Full sun
Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Strong Violet Dark Grayish Purple Full sun
Salvia x guaranitica 'Omaha Gold' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Strong Violet Dark Purple Partial shade
Salvia guaranitica 'Van Remsen' 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia japonica 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Very Pale Purple Light Yellowish Green Partial to full shade
Salvia mellifera 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia miltiorrhiza 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Violet Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia sagittata 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Purplish Blue Grayish Purplish Blue Full sun to partial shade
Salvia sinaloensis 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Vivid Blue Dark Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia uliginosa 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia verticillata 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia chamelaeagnea 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia forsskaolii 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Violet Dark Red Partial shade
Salvia melissodora 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Violet Moderate Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia caymanensis 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Brilliant Purplish Blue Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia rubiginosa 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Vivid Violet Dark Red Partial to full shade
Salvia scordifolia 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Violet Dark Purple Full sun
Salvia x 'Big Swing' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Violet Grayish Purplish Blue Partial to full shade
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' 5 to 6 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x guaranitica 'Costa Rica Blue' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Violet Dark Grayish Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia amarissima 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Purplish Blue Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia macrophylla 'Short Form' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Vivid Violet Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Ensign' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Blue Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia guaranitica 'Sapphire Blue' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia caudata 'El Cielo Blue' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia macrophylla 'Tall Form' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia keerli 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Brilliant Purplish Blue Medium Gray Full sun
Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Blue Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia africana-caerulea 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia urica 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Violet Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia cyanescens 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Light Violet Grayish Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia candelabrum 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Very Pale Purple Moderate Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia patens 'Guanajuato' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia clinopodioides 'Michoacan Blue' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia glechomifolia 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Purplish Blue Dark Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia chamaedryoides x 'Marine Blue' 2 to 3 feet 3 to 4 feet Deep Violet Dark Purple Full sun
Salvia azurea 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia brandegeei 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia x 'Pozo Blue' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia chionophylla 1 foot or less 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia fallax 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia semiatrata 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Violet Light Purple Full sun
Salvia x 'Savannah Blue' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia flocculosa 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Blue Strong Violet Full sun to partial shade
Salvia munzii 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia somalensis 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia vitiifolia 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Purplish Red Dark Red Partial shade
Salvia chamaedryoides var. isochroma 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia mexicana 'Ocampo' 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia rhinosina 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia patens 'Large Form' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia macrophylla 'Purple Leaf' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia patens 'Oxford Blue' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Purplish Blue Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia pomifera 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia arizonica 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Violet Moderate Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia regeliana 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia microphylla 'Mesa Azure' 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Purplish Blue Dark Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia cedrosensis 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Purplish Blue Light Greenish Gray Full sun
Salvia patens 'Dot's Delight' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Purplish Blue Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia nana 'Elk Blue' 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia pitcheri grandiflora 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia reptans 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia cardiophylla 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Purple Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia villosa 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Brilliant Purplish Blue Strong Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia x 'Starlight' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia 'Dara's Choice' 1 to 2 feet 6 feet plus Light Purplish Blue Dark Red Full sun
Salvia x 'Celestial Blue' 5 to 6 feet 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia clevelandii 'Deer Springs Silver' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia mellifera 'Terra Seca' 1 to 2 feet 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia ballotaeflora 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia cadmica 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia amplexicaulis 1 to 2 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Purple Deep Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia merjamie 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia stepposa 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia muirii 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia staminea 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia texana 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Strong Violet Strong Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia mexicana 'Russell's Form' 6 feet plus 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia chinensis 'Nanjinga' Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia x 'Gayle Nielson' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia nutans 5 to 6 feet 1 to 2 feet Light Violet Light Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia mellifera 'Jade Carpet' 1 to 2 feet 5 to 6 feet Very Pale Violet Dark Red Full sun
Salvia interrupta 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Light Violet Moderate Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia bullulata 'Pale Form' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Blue Deep Yellowish Pink Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Allen Chickering' 4 to 5 feet 4 to 5 feet Very Light Purple Light Gray Full sun
Salvia schlechteri Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia verbenacea 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Vivid Violet Moderate Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia haematodes 1 foot or less 1 to 2 feet Very Pale Purple Moderate Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia sp. from Smith College 3 to 4 feet 2 to 3 feet Brilliant Purplish Blue Dark Purple Full sun
Salvia brandegeei x munzii 'Pacific Blue' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Light Violet Dark Red Full sun
Salvia arizonica 'Deep Blue' 1 to 2 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Violet Strong Yellowish Green Partial shade
Salvia aucheri 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia atropatana 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Vivid Violet Strong Purplish Red Full sun to partial shade
Salvia amethystina subsp. ampelophylla 5 to 6 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Violet Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia valentina 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Very Pale Purple Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia hypargeia 1 foot or less 1 foot or less Light Violet Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia chrysophylla 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Brilliant Violet Moderate Yellowish Green Full sun
Salvia uliginosa 'Ballon Azul' 1 to 2 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia pinguifolia 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia calolophos 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia rypara 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Purplish Blue Deep Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia 'Blue Chiquita' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia guaranitica 'Elk Argentina Skies' 5 to 6 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia BODACIOUS 'Rhythm and Blues' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Vivid Violet Dark Grayish Purple Full sun to partial shade
Salvia reptans 'Autumn Sapphire' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia durifolia 'Elk Blue' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Strong Violet Strong Yellowish Green Full sun to partial shade
Salvia rypara x durifolia 'Elk' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia retinervia 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia x 'Elk Blue Note' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia rosmarinus 'Gorizia' 4 to 5 feet 5 to 6 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia rosmarinus 'Frank Krozek' 6 feet plus 6 feet plus Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia moorcroftiana 1 to 2 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia deserta 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Calamity Jane' 3 to 4 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia x auriculata 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet+ Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun
Salvia x 'Big Blue' 2 to 3 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia aff. hians 'Super Elk Strain' 2 to 3 feet 3 to 4 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia scutellarioides 'Elk True Blue' 1 foot or less 4 to 5 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial to full shade
Salvia miltiorrhiza 'Super Elk' 2 to 3 feet 2 to 3 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia plebeia 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Magic Wand' 2 to 3 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia forsskaolii var nana 'Elk Dwarf' 1 foot 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Partial shade
Salvia aurita ssp. galpinii 3 to 4 feet 4 to 5 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Elk Blue Moon III' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
Salvia x 'Mysty' 1 to 2 feet 1 to 2 feet Not yet defined * Not yet defined * Full sun to partial shade
* We have not yet defined this plants colors