Salvia africana- caerulea
ize: 1.2 x 1.5 m
Pale blue to white; winter summer
sun; windy & exposed; dry soils; sandy soils; slope bank; shrubbery; wildlife bees insects butterfly host; fast-growing easy-care
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Another outstanding grey-leaved shrub with pale blue to white flowers and scented foliage, the Blue Sage does well in windy, coastal and hot, inland gardens. This multi-stemmed shrub blooms from late winter to late summer. Though growing in fynbos, it performs well around the country if planted in full sun and freely-draining soils – roots must not get water logged. Neat, small to medium in size (1.2 – 2 m, area dependent), it is drought and frost hardy. An excellent shrub to support the urban bee population.