Mystic Spires Salvia

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The Dwarf Meadow Sage, Mystic Spires Salvia (Salvia x 'Balsalmisp') is a magical perennial with dark green foliage that forms dense mounds of aromatic beauty! Growing into a compact, well-branched plant, this free-flowering Salvia will be covered with royal purplish- true blue flowers all season long!

Growing up to two feet in height when in bloom, these flowering power-houses pump out the vertical spires lined in deep purple-blue florets from summer until autumn, sometimes until frost. The enormous blooms stand upright from the mounds of dark green for an incredible show! Snip a few for bouquets, but leave most of these flowers for your visiting pollinators and Hummingbirds!

Hardy throughout the hot, sunny, and humid USDA growing zones 7 to 9, there is little this flower factory can't handle! Once established, Salvia are wonderfully drought tolerant and low-water usage plants! Not to mention luxuriously easy to grow and fast-growing thanks to their Mint family relations!

Planting and Application:

Mystic Spires fits perfectly in your backyard wildlife habitats and wildflower gardens, attracting butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds galore! Salvias are among the easiest and showiest of flowers for the garden. Don't worry about planting anywhere in the sun, because deer and rabbits seldom bother these perennials!

You will love the results when mixing Mystic Spires with other colorful sun-loving perennials like purple Coneflowers and hot pink Summer Phlox, or yellows like Black-Eyed Susan and Daylily. Reds, blues, and purples are magical when combined with Mystic Spires! Add to a dark foliage garden, or add contrast to Rock Gardens, mixed perennial borders, Cut Flower gardens, and Cottage gardens alike! The fragrant foliage is also a must-have for Sensory gardens and around your Victory garden to bring in the pollinators!

You will not just want one gorgeous Mystic Spires plant. Instead, plant in groups of three or five! If you place the plants so they form a triangle or a sweep, the Mystic Spires Perennial Sage will grow together to make one clump of amazing color!

Go big with en masse plantings of these low-maintenance garden gems and fill those trickier areas around your landscape with deep hues, like the sidewalk or hell strip along the road, or in rows along your driveway, as edging along the fronts of garden beds, or lining a pathway! This beautiful blue will create a stunning bright ribbon that will be the envy of all who see it!

Space-saving enough for even courtyards, container gardens, and balcony gardeners to enjoy! A lovely upright thriller and filler, your sunny seating areas, patios, porches, and poolside planters will shine in the sun!

  • Dark Blue/Purple Florets On Dark-Stemmed Spires
  • Dark Green Clumps of Aromatic Greenery
  • True Dwarf Compact Mounds
  • Pollinator, Bee, Butterfly & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Gorgeous Container Specimens, Borders & Edging & Space-Saving Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Salvia are wonderfully carefree and perfect for the inexperienced or busy gardener! Grow these hardy perennials in full sun for the most blooms and the strongest growth. Salvia need very well-drained soil and moderate moisture, becoming xeric once established. Plant with Nature Hills Root Booster and top-dress the area with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for insulation, moisture retention, and to block weeds.

Deadhead Salvia for frequent rebloom until frost. If your plant becomes leggy, cut back plants by half in mid-summer and prune back in the early spring before new growth forms for a clean, even flush of growth. These perennials appreciate being divided every 3-5 years to maintain their growing vigor.

  • Humidity & Heat Tolerant - Full Sun Perennials
  • Needs Well-Drained Soils
  • Drought Resistant Once Established
  • Deadhead For Return Blooms & Prune Early Spring
  • Incredibly Adaptable & Deer Resistant

Dark and mysterious, heat and humidity-tolerant plant the space-saving Mystic Spires Dwarf Salvia in your landscape today and enjoy their aromatic and butterfly-friendly magic for yourself! Order now at!

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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.

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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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Mystic Spires Salvia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia x 'Balsalmisp'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 12 - 18 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Royal Purple/Blue
Foliage Gray Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes