Annuals for Perennials
February 3, 2009
Allan in Interesting Annuals, Salvia Victoria, annuals, flowers, garden design, perennials

Blue Salvia "Victoria" may be a late bloomer in spring but it lasts for a long time. While many annuals are spent by the end of August, this one continues to pump out brilliant color until the first frost. Use it in a mass planting to create a powerful blue statement or distribute it among pale perennials where its intense violet - blue color helps showcase lemon - yellows and pinks. Flowers grow on sturdy spikes in sun or part shade to a height of 16 or 18 inches. I have been using  this excellent border plant as accent color in my perennial gardens for years. It has never disappointed.

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