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SALLYFUN™ Blue Lagoon Salvia

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Once a weekFull sunDeer resistantSpring to fall
  • Brilliant Blooms: Blue Lagoon Salvia produces dense spikes of blue-violet flowers that bloom from late spring to fall, creating a vivid display of color.
  • Pollinator Friendly: This salvia variety attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, supporting local pollinator populations and enhancing garden biodiversity.
  • Drought Tolerant: Known for its resilience, Blue Lagoon Salvia thrives in dry conditions, making it a great choice for low-water landscapes and xeriscaping.

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Blue Lagoon Salvia, scientifically known as Salvia farinacea Sallyfun™ 'Blue Lagoon', is a vibrant perennial that adds striking blue-violet flower spikes to gardens and landscapes. This drought-tolerant plant is ideal for borders, containers, and pollinator gardens, providing long-lasting color and attracting beneficial insects. Its easy-care nature and prolonged blooming period make it a delightful addition to any garden.

Growth rate: Moderate growth rate; mature height of 18-24 inches and width of 12-18 inches.

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Pruning: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage continuous blooming. Cut back the plant in late fall to prepare for winter.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring to promote vigorous growth and abundant flowering. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of blooms.

Winter Protection: In colder regions, mulch around the base of the plant to insulate the roots and protect against frost heave during winter.


Plant in well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball. Place the plant in the hole, backfill with soil, and water thoroughly. Space plants 12-18 inches apart to allow for proper air circulation and growth.

Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant. Blue Lagoon Salvia prefers full sun, requiring at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.

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USDA GROW ZONE:

Zones 7-10

Blue Lagoon Salvia thrives in USDA grow zones 7-10, performing well in warm climates with plenty of sunlight. It can tolerate high heat and dry conditions, making it suitable for southern and coastal gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blue Lagoon Salvia typically grows to the following dimensions:

Height: Blue Lagoon Salvia generally reaches a height of 18 to 24 inches.
Spread: It typically spreads to about 12 to 18 inches wide.

These dimensions make it an excellent choice for garden borders, mass plantings, and container gardens, providing vibrant blue flowers and lush green foliage throughout the growing season.

Blue Lagoon Salvia has a moderate to fast growth rate under optimal conditions. Here are some details about its growth:

Growth Rate:
When planted in ideal conditions—full sun, well-drained soil, and with regular watering—Blue Lagoon Salvia can grow quite quickly, reaching its mature height within a single growing season.

Mature Size:
Blue Lagoon Salvia typically reaches a height of 18 to 24 inches and a spread of 12 to 18 inches.

Blooming Time:
This variety of salvia begins blooming in late spring and continues to flower throughout the summer and into the fall, providing a long season of vibrant color.

Factors Influencing Growth:
Light: Full sun is crucial for the fastest and healthiest growth.
Soil: Well-drained soil rich in organic matter supports vigorous growth.
Water: Regular watering, especially during dry spells, helps maintain growth momentum.
Fertilization: Occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer can boost growth and flowering.

With the right care, Blue Lagoon Salvia will grow robustly and fill your garden with its striking blue flowers throughout the growing season.

The best place to plant Blue Lagoon Salvia is in a location that meets its specific growing needs. Here are the ideal conditions for planting Blue Lagoon Salvia:

Sunlight:
Plant in full sun to ensure the best flowering. Blue Lagoon Salvia thrives with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day. While it can tolerate some light shade, full sun promotes the most vigorous growth and abundant blooms.

Soil:
Ensure the soil is well-drained. Blue Lagoon Salvia can adapt to a variety of soil types, including sandy, loamy, and clay soils, as long as they are well-draining. Poorly drained soil can lead to root rot and other issues.

Watering:
Provide regular watering, especially during dry periods. Although Blue Lagoon Salvia is relatively drought-tolerant once established, consistent moisture helps maintain healthy growth and flowering.

Air Circulation:
Plant in an area with good air circulation to help prevent fungal diseases. Proper spacing (12 to 18 inches apart) also aids in maintaining healthy plants by ensuring adequate airflow between them.

Protection from Harsh Conditions:
In regions with strong winds or intense afternoon sun, consider planting in a slightly sheltered location to protect the plants from extreme conditions.

By planting Blue Lagoon Salvia in a location with full sun, well-drained soil, and good air circulation, you can ensure it thrives and provides a beautiful display of vibrant blue flowers throughout the growing season.

To ensure healthy growth and optimal blooming, plant Blue Lagoon Salvia 12 to 18 inches apart. This spacing allows enough room for each plant to grow and ensures good air circulation, which helps prevent diseases. Proper spacing also allows the plants to form a lush, continuous display of vibrant blue flowers.

Yes, Blue Lagoon Salvia is a perennial plant. Here are some details about its perennial nature:

Hardiness Zones:
Blue Lagoon Salvia is hardy in USDA zones 8-10. In these zones, it can survive the winter and return year after year.

Winter Care:
In regions where temperatures drop significantly below freezing, Blue Lagoon Salvia may need protection to survive the winter. Applying a thick layer of mulch around the base of the plant can help insulate the roots and protect them from freezing temperatures.
In colder climates (below zone 8), it is often grown as an annual or treated as a tender perennial, which may need to be replanted each year.

Maintenance:
Prune back the plant in late winter or early spring to remove any dead or damaged growth and encourage healthy new growth in the spring.

By providing the right care and protection, Blue Lagoon Salvia can thrive as a perennial, bringing vibrant blue flowers to your garden year after year.

Yes, Blue Lagoon Salvia is relatively drought tolerant once established. Here are some key points regarding its drought tolerance:

Establishment Period:
Newly Planted Salvia: During the first few weeks after planting, Blue Lagoon Salvia needs regular watering to establish a strong root system. Keep the soil consistently moist during this period.

Drought Tolerance:
Established Plants: Once the plant is established, it becomes more drought tolerant and can survive periods of dry conditions. However, it will perform best with regular watering during prolonged dry spells to ensure continued blooming and overall health.

Watering Needs:
Regular Watering: Water deeply once a week, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. During extremely hot and dry conditions, you may need to water more frequently, such as twice a week.
Soil: Ensure the soil is well-drained to prevent root rot. Well-draining soil helps the plant handle drought conditions better by preventing waterlogging.

Mulching:
Soil Moisture Retention: Applying a layer of mulch around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and reduce the frequency of watering.

By providing appropriate care, including regular watering and mulching, you can ensure that your Blue Lagoon Salvia remains healthy and vibrant, even in drought conditions.

Caring for Blue Lagoon Salvia involves several key steps to ensure it thrives and blooms profusely. Here’s a comprehensive guide:

Light
Plant Blue Lagoon Salvia in a location where it can receive full sun. It thrives best with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

Watering
Establishment Period: Water regularly during the first few weeks after planting to help establish the roots. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
Established Plants: Once established, water deeply once a week. During hot, dry periods, increase watering frequency to twice a week. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

Soil
Ensure the soil is well-drained. Blue Lagoon Salvia can tolerate a range of soil types, including sandy and loamy soils, but it performs best in well-draining soil.

Fertilization
Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring through early fall). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.

Mulching
Apply a 2-3 inch layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds. Keep the mulch a few inches away from the stem to prevent rot.

Pruning and Deadheading
Deadheading: Regularly remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming and maintain a neat appearance.
Pruning: In late winter or early spring, prune the plant to remove any dead or damaged stems and to shape the plant. Cut back to about one-third of its height to promote healthy new growth.

Pest and Disease Control
Inspect the plant regularly for common pests such as aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure good air circulation around the plant to prevent fungal diseases.

Winter Care
Mulching: Apply a thick layer of mulch in late fall to insulate the roots and protect the plant from freezing temperatures.
Protection: In regions with harsh winters, consider covering the plant with burlap or frost cloth during extreme cold spells. Remove the covering during the day to allow air circulation and sunlight.

General Maintenance
Monitor Soil Moisture: Check the soil regularly and adjust watering as needed based on weather conditions.
Fertilizer: Fertilize in spring and mid-summer to support vigorous growth and flowering.
Support: Use stakes or garden supports if necessary to keep the plant upright and prevent it from falling over.

By following these care guidelines, you can ensure that your Blue Lagoon Salvia remains healthy, blooms abundantly, and adds vibrant color to your garden.

To ensure the healthy growth of Blue Lagoon Salvia, proper watering is essential. Here’s a detailed guide on how often to water this plant:

Establishment Period:
Newly Planted Salvia: During the first few weeks after planting, water regularly to help establish a strong root system. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. This usually means watering every 2-3 days, depending on the weather and soil conditions.

Established Plants:
Regular Watering: Once established, Blue Lagoon Salvia is relatively drought-tolerant but still benefits from regular watering. Water the plant deeply once a week, ensuring the soil is thoroughly moistened but allowed to dry out between waterings.
Hot and Dry Conditions: During periods of extreme heat or drought, increase the frequency of watering to twice a week or more as needed. Monitor the soil and water when the top inch feels dry.

General Tips:
Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the plant is in well-drained soil to prevent root rot. Avoid letting the plant sit in waterlogged conditions.
Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and reduce the frequency of watering.
Morning Watering: Water in the morning to allow the foliage to dry out during the day, which helps prevent fungal diseases.

By following these guidelines, you can maintain healthy Blue Lagoon Salvia with vibrant blooms throughout the growing season.

Blue Lagoon Salvia is known for its long blooming period. Here's what you can expect regarding its blooming frequency:

Blooming Season: Blue Lagoon Salvia typically blooms from late spring through fall, providing a continuous display of vibrant blue flowers throughout the growing season.

Frequency: The plant is known for its repeat blooming habit. After the initial bloom in late spring, it can continue to produce flowers until the first frost in fall, especially if spent blooms are regularly deadheaded.

Deadheading: Regularly removing spent flowers encourages the plant to produce more blooms and extends the flowering period. This practice helps maintain the plant's appearance and promotes continuous blooming.

Growing Conditions: Optimal blooming occurs when the plant is grown in full sun with well-drained soil. Consistent moisture and occasional feeding with a balanced fertilizer can also enhance its blooming performance.

By providing the right care and conditions, Blue Lagoon Salvia can offer a nearly continuous display of beautiful blue flowers throughout the growing season, making it a standout in any garden.

To winterize Salvia, follow these steps to ensure it survives the cold months and returns strong in the spring:

Watering
Reduce watering as the temperatures drop and the plant enters dormancy. Ensure the soil is well-drained to prevent root rot.

Mulching
Apply a thick layer of mulch (2-4 inches) around the base of the plant. Use organic materials like straw, leaves, or wood chips to insulate the roots and regulate soil temperature.

Pruning
After the first frost, cut back the stems to about 3-4 inches above the ground. This helps the plant conserve energy and reduces the risk of disease.

Protection from Extreme Cold
In regions with harsh winters, cover the plant with burlap, frost cloth, or a garden blanket during particularly cold spells. Remove the covering during the day to allow air circulation and sunlight.

Container Plants
If your Salvia is in a container, move it to a sheltered location, such as a garage or an unheated greenhouse, to protect it from freezing temperatures. Ensure the container is insulated to protect the roots.

Fertilizing
Avoid fertilizing in late fall or winter, as this can stimulate new growth that is vulnerable to frost damage. Wait until early spring to resume fertilization.

Monitoring
Regularly check the plant and the mulch layer for signs of pests or disease. Remove any debris or fallen leaves that could harbor pests.

By following these steps, you can help ensure your Salvia survives the winter and returns healthy and vigorous in the spring.

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We have perfected packaging and shipping plants & trees! That is why we DO NOT use any third-party fulfillment like most other online retailers. Your trees go straight from our farm to your door, safely packaged by our team of seasoned professionals. Our process ensures your plants leave our facility and arrive to your door in the best condition possible!