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Salvia sarmentosa 'Elk Blue' will be available to ship on Apr 13, 2020.  Just in time for your spring planting
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Salvia sarmentosa 'Elk Blue'

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(Running Peruvian Sage) Petite is a good description for the pale blue flowers and light green, veined, elliptical leaves of Salvia sarmentosa. It’s an attractive groundcover in warm winter areas as well as a graceful, spilling container plant.

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Common name
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Running Peruvian Sage
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
8 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
18"/36"/18"
Exposure
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Partial shade
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Average
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Yes
Mature height
The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
1 to 2 feet
Mature spread
The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
2 to 3 feet
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(Running Peruvian Sage) Petite is a good description for the pale blue flowers and light green, veined, elliptical leaves of Salvia sarmentosa. It's an attractive groundcover in warm winter areas as well as a graceful, spilling container plant.

Sarmentosa is a Latin reference to this Peruvian native's long, slender branches that are runners. They root in soil from points on their stems called growth nodes, similar to the way strawberries grow and form new plants. In baskets or next to retaining walls, Running Peruvian Sage forms a low, lush mound, then gracefully hangs over wall or pot edges.

Similar to Salvia microphylla (Mountain Sage), the branches of Running Peruvian Sage become woody like a shrub. For best results, provide average watering, well-drained soil, and partial shade.