Height x Spread: 45cm x 50cm
Discovered as a chance seedling in a nursery field, this new introduction has a unique sky-blue colour that will make it a welcome addition to the garden. ‘Crystal Blue’ is a form of the Balkan clary, Salvia nemorosa – like its purple-blue cousin and Chelsea stalwart, Salvia ‘Caradonna’ – and is a fully hardy plant which is attractive to butterflies and bees.
Suitable for growing in any type of soil and in full sun or part shade, this herbaceous perennial starts blooming in July. The stems can be cut back as soon as they start to fade to promote a second flush of flower in September.
Originating in Michigan, USA, Salvia nemorosa ‘Crystal Blue’ has been hugely popular in North America and Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants are pleased to have launched it to the British public at Chelsea Flower Show 2017
Runner-up in RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 Plant of the Year