Salvia nemorosa 'Blue Marvel'
- Dwarf variety compact enough for containers or small beds
- Bred for extra large blooms -- in vivid blue!
- Long blooming variety that goes all summer
'Blue Marvel' has the largest flowers of all the nemorosa varieties. Large spikes of deep blue flowers are held atop a bushy clump of grey-green foliage from late spring through fall. Excellent for cut flowers as well.
Uses: Beds, Borders, Containers, Cottage Gardens, Cut Flower, Edging, Mass Planting, Rock Gardens
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Notable Features: Fragrant Flowers & Foliage, Good Cut Flower; Fresh or Dried, Drought Tolerant
Growth Habit: Upright
Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, preferably, or with partial shade in southern locations. Provide moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil; amend with compost before planting. Reasonably drought tolerant once established, though blooms best with regular watering. Removing faded flowers helps to encourage repeat blooming; or you can simply cut the whole plant back hard after flowering is complete. In spring, cut back to 3" high & apply a balanced granular fertilizer.