Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionA truly unique salvia! Color Spires® 'Crystal Blue' salvia (Salvia sp.) offers striking light-blue colored blooms compared to a typically darker purple hue. Give this pretty perennial a spot with lots of sun, and it will reward you with masses of long-blooming flower spikes all summer long! This easy-care plant makes a great accent in perennial gardens or make it the star of the show and plant it in masses. However you use it, the butterflies will surely thank you as salvia is beloved by pollinators and gardeners alike.DetailsBotanical name:Salvia nemerosa 'Crystal Blue' Patent #: USPP 26,344 Common name: Perennial salvia, Garden Sage Zone: 3 - 8 Sun exposure: Sun (6+ hours sun) Height x width: 18-20" X 24-26" Flower color: Light blue Foliage color: Green Bloom time:Summer Features:Rabbit resistant, Proven Winners, heat tolerant, fragrant, dry soils, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Season of Interest: Summer Uses: Background, border, cottage gardening, massing, specimen. How To GrowSoil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained. Drought tolerant once established. Light: Full sun Water: Dry to average -- Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Spacing: 2 ft Fertilizing: None required; if desired, apply a general-purpose garden fertilizer in early spring. Winterizing: No special care needed. Many gardeners allow the spent foliage to stand until spring, and remove it when new growth emerges. Maintenance & Pruning: Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period.
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The salvia arrived in wonderful healthy condition. They are very happy bordering a brick walkway in my garden rimming the Rio Grande Gorge. Their soft blue color creates a calming touch among all of the hot reds, oranges, and yellows of a Southwestern garden. Thanks for the excellent care in packaging and prompt delivery you exhibited in this purchase.
Beautiful and Fresh!
The plants arrived promptly and were well packed. The seedling Salvias were In wonderful condition and they were fresh and beautiful. Gorgeous color!!!
H.M. (Rhode Island)
My plants arrived in great condition. I planted right away and watered well. a couple of them had transplant shock at first but I took good care and they bounced back with such resilience within a month after they settled in well. Now they are blooming beautifully and adding a colorful show to my garden.
Love this color!
Second one, because I love the one from two years ago so much!
Arrived in good shape and nice size ready to bloom.
Crystal Blue salvia
In my garden Crystal Blue is the first salvia to flower. I love the clear blue color, the clean foliage and the general habit of this plant. Just wish it remained in bloom a little longer.
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