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Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue' (Gentian sage 'Cambridge Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'

Other names

Gentian sage 'Cambridge Blue'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

'Cambridge Blue' _ 'Cambridge Blue' is an herbaceous perennial with hairy aromatic foliage. From mid-summer to mid-autumn, it bears spikes of vivid blue hooded tubular flowers.


Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer; Pale-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer; Pale-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue' (Gentian sage 'Cambridge Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue'

Other names

Gentian sage 'Cambridge Blue'

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Variety or Cultivar

'Cambridge Blue' _ 'Cambridge Blue' is an herbaceous perennial with hairy aromatic foliage. From mid-summer to mid-autumn, it bears spikes of vivid blue hooded tubular flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Pale-blue in Summer; Pale-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Pale-green in Summer; Pale-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Slugs , Snails

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia patens 'Cambridge Blue' (Gentian sage 'Cambridge Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in moist, free-draining soil in a sunny, sheltered position.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8

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