Telford & Topton, PennsylvaniaPerennials
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Salvia 'New Dimension Blue'
Common name   Violet sage
Hardiness Zone   5 to 8
Sun   Full sun
Soil   Dry to medium moisture
Flower color   Violet blue
Bloom Time   May - August
Height   18 in.

General Culture:
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Prefers moist, gravelly or sandy soils with good drainage, but tolerates drought. Plants may repeat bloom throughout the summer, but need regular moisture to encourage this. Remove spent flower spikes to help extend the bloom period. If plants flop or otherwise depreciate in summer to the point where they look unsightly, consider cutting them back to the basal foliage. In any event, cut plants back after flowering has concluded.
Noteworthy Characteristics:
‘New Dimension Blue’ and 'New Dimension Rose' are compact plants that typically grow in erect but spreading clumps to 12" tall and to 18" wide. 'New Dimension Blue' produces deep and intense violet-blue blooms that appear in dense, narrow, terminal spikes rising well above the foliage clump over a long May to August bloom period. Flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies. Ovate green leaves (to 2” long) are aromatic when bruised.
No serious insect or disease problems. Some susceptibility to powdery mildew, leaf spot and rust. Aphids, white fly and scale are occasional insect pests.
Perennial borders, cottage gardens, butterfly gardens, wild gardens or along paths. Excellent edging plant. Ground cover. Plants in groups for interesting accent. Compact plant for containers.