Blue Hill Salvia

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The Blue Hill Salvia (Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhugel') has glowing purple stems loaded with true blue flowers that bloom from June to October. With its gray-green aromatic foliage, it makes an attractive accent all summer long and reblooming until frost!

This flowering perennial is nearly impossible to resist and even the butterflies, Hummingbirds, and beneficial pollinators can't get enough of it! You'll not get enough for your indoor vase arrangements! Luckily, the more you snip, the more blooms return until frost! Even during the rare times when these perennials won't be in flower, the crinkly green leaves are herbal-scented and form tidy mounds that look great on their own!

Wonderfully hardy and easy to grow, these cold-hardy plants grow throughout USDA planting zones 3 to 8 and shine in the full sun without shrinking, browning, or withering! These plants retain their native hardiness and are low-water usage plants!

Planting and Application:

Blue Hill is an excellent summer container thriller or an unearthly blue perennial specimen, these are even more impressive when you plant it in mass plantings or long rows shining throughout large beds. Once you see the brilliant flowering color, you will not just want one brilliant Blue Hill flowering plant.

Place it in groupings of three or five! The Salvia will grow together to make one dramatic clump of amazing color. This creates a bright garden spot that will be the envy of everyone who sees it! That includes every visitor to your Pollinator Garden or in seating areas in sun garden containers, or Cottage border display!

You cannot fail with this hardy, container gardening-sized Salvia, and it will provide you with excellent cut flowers too! The true blue flowers make for quite the show stopper no matter where it is planted. This plant will have no problem standing out amongst the crowd!

The hardiness of these perennials means even Xeric mass plantings, or sun-drenched Rock Gardens, or even the harsh hell strip along the road, sidewalk, or driveway!

  • Lively True Blue Flower Spires
  • Fantastic Pollinator Plants & Hummingbirds Galore!
  • Lovely Cut Flowers - Snip For Bouquets & For Rebloom Summer til Fall
  • Crinkled Textured Green, Aromatic Foliage
  • Outstanding Specimens, Attractive Accents, Mass & Container Specimens

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Perennial Salvia like Blue Hill should be planted in full sun in a moist well-drained area for the best growth possible! Despite being low-water usage plants, these perennials do best when young if you provide regular moisture until they are established. After, Salvia are low-water usage plants and just need supplemental moisture during extended heat and drought. A 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch around the roots keeps soil moisture more consistent and insulates the roots. Salvia is a woody herbaceous perennial that looks best if the mounds of greenery are cut back in the late winter or early spring. Keep those bold blooms popping until fall with regular deadheading.

  • Thrives in Sun, Heat & Humidity
  • Drought-Resistant Once Established
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Back Late Winter or Early Spring
  • Deadhead To Encourage New Blooms Spring til Fall
  • Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow Perennials

Order your very own heart-fluttering Blue Hill Salvia today at Nature Hills Nursery and enliven your sun garden with true blue beauty from summer til fall!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Blue Hill Salvia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia x sylvestris 'Blauhugel'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes