Salvia nemorosa 'Bumbleblue'
- Vivid blue flowers almost seem to glow
- Compact size is easier to tuck into small spaces
- Great nectar source for our bees & butterflies
Named for the way bumblebees and other pollinators swarm to this plant in droves, 'Bumbleblue' stands out in the garden with its prolific violet blue flowers on a petite habit of deep green foliage. Its size makes it perfect for the front of the border or for growing in containers.
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
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.