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Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes Salvia

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  • Height 30-40 Inches
  • Width 24-30 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Black upright stems contrast beautifully with sage-like foliage!

It’s new and it’s already an award-winning king among annuals in the salvia/sage family. Rockin’ Blue Suede Shoes Salvia fills up with denim blue/purple flowers all summer. Each black-colored stem rises above the green sage-like foliage with loads of buds. This little annual packs lots of power in its growth, too. It can reach nearly 30 inches high and wide, growing in an upright habit.

Gardeners don’t need to deadhead the flowers to get steady, long-lasting blooming all summer. Plus, the plant can take heat and drought and is deer resistant. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds all love the tiny tubular flowers. So, this salvia is a bright and unique choice for large containers, borders in the landscape or as mass plantings to fill garden beds and bring in the pollinators.

Rockin' Blue Suede Shoes Salvia Care

Salvias are notoriously easy plants to grow, and this hybrid is no exception. There is no need to deadhead or prune after planting. If you like, though, you can shape the plant to look its best in the spot or container you choose; it is plenty forgiving of the attention. Other than that, just place the plant in poor to average soil and water. Although classified as an annual that dies in winter, this salvia can survive winter in the warmest frost-free zones.

Since it can handle drought, water your Rockin’ Blue Suede Shoes Salvia regularly but only when it needs it, typically easy to tell by placing your finger into the top inch of soil and checking to see if it is dry or wet still. Fertilize the plant regularly throughout summer with a balanced fertilizer to ensure rich and constant blooming. If it undergoes severe drought damage, just trim off the top third of the plant to give it a boost of energy to regrow.

Rockin' Blue Suede Shoes Salvia Spacing

For a mass planting or border filled with unique blue and black flowers, space your salvias about 18 to 24 inches apart. In containers, place your salvia plant in the center or back to serve as the pot’s thriller plant, and fill in with low-growing foliage or contrasting flowers.

Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes Salvia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-11
Flower Color(s): Black, Blue
Flower Description: Crisp Blue And Black
Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Foliage Description: Deep Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 30-40 Inches
Spread: 24-30 Inches
Spacing: 18-24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Container Role: Thriller
Use Types: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting
Features: Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Salvia hybrid 'BBSAL01301' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes Salvia
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Rockin'® Blue Suede Shoes Salvia Show Reviews

  • 5
    beautiful plant

    Posted by Evelyn Gordon on Jan 24th 2022

    It’s dark color stems and green leaves with blue flowers are just beautiful. plus its just sooo easy to care for!