Shop Garden-Ready Plants with Summer Pricing

Blue Hill Salvia Plant

  • - Woodland Sage, Wood Sage
  • - Height: 14-18 inches
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: May-June, September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Blue Hill Salvia Plant
Plant Features

Blue Hill Salvia (Salvia nemorosa) is a captivating, herbaceous perennial that forms a compact, upright mound of aromatic, gray-green foliage. From late spring through summer, this stunning plant produces a profusion of tall, slender spikes adorned with numerous small, tubular flowers in a mesmerizing shade of violet-blue, creating a striking vertical accent in the garden.

Blue Hill Salvia is perfect for borders, rock gardens, or as a focal point in mixed perennial beds. Its tidy, upright habit and long-blooming nature make it an excellent choice for adding structure and continuous color to the landscape.

In addition to its attractive appearance, Blue Hill Salvia is a magnet for pollinators, particularly bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The nectar-rich flowers provide a valuable food source for these beneficial creatures, making this plant an essential component of any pollinator-friendly garden.

This low-maintenance plant thrives in full sun to light shade and well-draining soil. It is relatively drought-tolerant once established, making it an ideal choice for water-wise gardens. Regular deadheading will encourage continuous blooming and maintain a tidy appearance. After the first flush of flowers, cutting the plant back by about one-third can promote a second wave of blooms later in the season.

As a hardy perennial, Blue Hill Salvia is winter hardy in USDA zones 3-9. In colder regions, it may benefit from a layer of mulch to protect the crown during the winter months.

If you're seeking a plant that combines striking beauty, long-blooming performance, and the ability to attract pollinators, Blue Hill Salvia is an excellent choice. Its vibrant, violet-blue flowers and easy care requirements make it a standout addition to any garden looking to create a dynamic, eye-catching display while supporting a diverse array of beneficial insects and hummingbirds.

When selecting companion plants for Blue Hill Salvia, consider those with complementary colors, textures, and growth habits. Some excellent options include:

  1. Coreopsis: This genus of cheerful, daisy-like flowers offers a range of colors, from yellow to pink and red, that beautifully contrast with the violet-blue of Blue Hill Salvia.
  2. Echinacea: Also known as coneflowers, these sturdy perennials feature large, daisy-like flowers in shades of purple, pink, and white, creating a stunning backdrop for the vibrant blue spikes of salvia.
  3. Achillea: Commonly called yarrow, these tough, drought-tolerant perennials boast flat, colorful flower clusters in shades of yellow, pink, red, and terracotta, offering a warm contrast to the cool blue tones of Blue Hill Salvia.
  4. Penstemon: This diverse genus of North American native perennials features tubular flowers in a wide range of colors, from white and pink to purple and red, adding depth and texture to the garden when paired with Blue Hill Salvia.
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Medium
Mature Spread 14-16 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Cut Flower, Drought tolerant, Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Cottage Garden, English Garden, Fall Garden, Pollinator Garden, Roof Garden
Plant Used for Aesthetic Appeal, Borders and Edging, Focal Point, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly Yes
Plant Type Hybrid

Product Reviews


Review this product

Share your thoughts on this product with other customers.

Top Reviews

Purchased Plants

Remarkably well, potted, and healthy plant. Rare quality.

From John M | July 11, 2023

Wood sage

This was not the one i ordered they sub in this east friesland sage . Done my research , i was pleased with sub i actually think its a better plant than i ordered . Had option to say no . Glad i did not refuse all six doing well

From Penny | August 28, 2021

Doing great

Started growing within 2 weeks of planting. Looking beautiful.

From Erin | August 10, 2020