Salvia Fort Collins CO

Salvias are a large group of garden plants that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, and shrubs. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Another common name is sage. Read on and find more information about this plant in Fort Collins.

Eaton Grove Nursery
(970) 454-3856
6 Mi E To Cr31
Fort Collins, CO
 
Arborland Nursery
(970) 587-2258
2 Miles East Of Milliken On Hw
Fort Collins, CO
 
Harmony Gardens Inc
(970) 226-8733
4315 E Harmony Rd
Fort Collins, CO
 
Perennial Gardener
(970) 472-2640
154 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Ft Collins Nursery
(970) 482-1984
2121 E Mulberry St
Fort Collins, CO
 
Hill Lake Turf Farm
(970) 587-8873
E Of Loveland
Fort Collins, CO
 
Donath Lake Nursery & Greenhouses
(970) 663-6636
8420 S Lemay Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Fossil Creek Nursery
(970) 226-4924
7029 S College Ave
Fort Collins, CO
 
Creekside Garden Center
(970) 482-0667
1224 N Shields St
Fort Collins, CO
 
Perennial Gardener
(970) 224-3987
154 N College Ave
Fort Collins, CO

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Salvia

Salvias are a large group of garden plants that includes annuals, biennials, perennials, and shrubs. The perennial salvias are mainstays of the midsummer garden border. Another common name is sage.

About This Plant

A relative of the familiar kitchen sage, flowering salvias produce spikes of small, densely packed flowers atop aromatic foliage. These heat- and drought-tolerant beauties bloom from early to late summer in shades of blue, violet, red, pink, and white. Plants grow 18 inches to 5 feet tall, depending on the variety. Use care when choosing salvias, because not all plants are hardy in all regions.

Special Features

Easy care/low maintenance
Good for cut flowers
Attracts hummingbirds
Tolerates dry soil

Site Selection

Select a site with full sun and very well-drained soil.

Planting Instructions

Plant in spring, spacing plants 1 to 3 feet apart, depending on the variety. Prepare the garden bed by using a garden fork or tiller to loosen the soil to a depth of 12 to 15 inches, then mix in a 2- to 4-inch layer of compost. Dig a hole twice the diameter of the pot the plant is in. Carefully remove the plant from its container and place it in the hole so the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface. Carefully fill in around the root ball and firm the soil gently. Water thoroughly.

Care

Apply a thin layer of compost each spring, followed by a 2-inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeds. Water plants during the summer if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week. Some types can be sheared back after flowering to induce a second flush of flowers in fall. After the first killing frost, cut stems back to an inch or two above soil line. Divide plants every 3 to 4 years as new growth begins in the spring, lifting plants and dividing them into clumps.

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