Salvia ‘Pozo Blue’
at Digging Dog
Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are diverse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs. Many of them hail from the Mediterranean, Mexico and South America.
Drought tolerant, reliable once established, and generally pest and disease free, they combine an array of flowers and aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes, and hues.
Salvia ‘Pozo Blue’
Hailed as one of the most drought tolerant plants in
the trade, this tough-as-nails evergreen Salvia can handle
a California summer without water, sandy or clay
soil in either coastal, mountainous or desert gardens,
and sports good looks to boot. Masses of sparkling
blue-violet flowers populate spaced ball-shaped clusters
atop a rounded, somewhat woody frame with aromatic
ashy green leaves.
A chance seedling of Salvia clevelandii
and Salvia leucophylla selected by Las Palitas Nursery owner Bert Wilson, ‘Pozo Blue’ makes a handsome addition to fresh or dried arrangements, as well as rocky banks
and dry borders, while attracting butterflies, California
Quail, hummingbirds, and plant enthusiasts. It can handle a California summer without water and sandy or clay soil in either coastal, mountainous or desert gardens.
Blooms June – October.
Size: 5' high x 5' wide. Zone 7/8.
Salvia ‘Pozo Blue’ (P-1585)
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Dainty blooms and unfurling leaves forge an early spring treasure trove of color and texture.
In the last ten days, we’ve experienced all kinds of weather at Digging Dog, including frosty mornings, torrential downpours, deafening hail, glorious sunny 70 º afternoons and even sleet! Thankfully spring is almost here and signs of its arrival grow more evident every day. Brimming with possibility, youthful growth and pristine delicacy, the early spring garden is a fresh treasure trove of color and texture. The plants featured in this newsletter caught my eye while walking through the nursery and along the surrounding borders. Hopefully, a handful of them will spark your interest as well! All of us here at the nursery wish you a very happy spring and countless happy afternoons digging in a garden! Digging Dog's mid March 2017 Newsletter Link
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