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Salvia nemorosa Caradonna (Garden Sage)

Spikes of rich, violet-blue flowers grow on luminous, dark purple stems in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture

(Desert Eve™ Series) Large flat clusters of tiny dark pink flowers open on fine fern-like foliage; often used in dried flower arrangements. Fast growth rate.

Blooms from early summer to fall
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Moderate salt tolerance
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant
Fragrant foliage

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(Pretty Poppers Series) Semi-double blooms that appear to have an ombré effect; the flowers emerge in a variety of pink shades, with petals that fade from white to an intense pink-blush, each with an apple-red centre. They grow on tall, sturdy stems that rise above thin, blue-silver foliage. Compact mounding habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms spring to early summer
8-10 in tall x 1-1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant
High salt tolerance

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This perennial features upright stems bearing bright blue flowers on small rosy purple calyxes and small, hairy gray-green aromatic leaves growing in a compact, mounding, low-growing habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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This herbaceous perennial features racemes of white or pink-hued, tubular flowers on tall stems bearing burgundy foliage of long elliptic basal and lance-shaped stem leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
2-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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This perennial features airy spires of lacy violet-blue flowers on thin white stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to mid-fall
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought Tolerant
Salt Tolerant

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This mat-forming perennial features velvety, bright green leaves, from which sturdy spikes of lavender-hued flowers sprout. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early fall
1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Drought tolerant

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Spikes of deep violet blue-purple grow in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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(Color Spires® Series) Spikes of bright sky-blue flowers grow on luminous, dark purple stems in round clumps, along with deep green aromatic foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 2-2.5 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Fragrant

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