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Unplugged® So Blue Salvia

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  • Height 14-24 Inches
  • Width 12-16 Inches
  • Use as a thriller when using in containers
  • Easy care plant with blue flowers & silver foliage!

The search for a true blue flower is over! Unplugged® So Blue™ Mealycup Sage Salvia, farinacea does not disappoint. With its contrasting silver-green foliage and eloquent blue flower spikes, this salvia will paint the town (or landscape) blue. This plant has an upright habit and averages 14 to 24 inches in height. The blooms and stem display non-stop colors from spring until fall.

Mealycup sage is native to Mexico and has naturalized in plains, prairies, and woodland edges in Texas and Oklahoma. It is drought tolerant, deer resistant, and pollinator-friendly to the birds and bees. This is a thriller addition to container planting. In the landscape, this plant creates stunning borders along walkways, or it can paint a garden hillside with brushstrokes of blue.

Unplugged So Blue Salvia Care

Salvia Unplugged is low maintenance. It needs no deadheading, but it responds to trimming any time of the year. Trimming stimulates more branching and creates a thick blooming canopy. Plant in partial to full sun. Soil and water conditions require average moist, well-draining soil. Once established, it will tolerate heat and drought. If it undergoes an extended period of drought, Salvia tends to drop its leaves. Make sure the plant gets rehydrated and cut back the plant back by ⅓ to stimulate new growth. Don’t worry! It will make a full recovery.

Mealycup Sage is hardy in zones 8 to 10. In almost every other zone, it is an outdoor annual. This plant does not overwinter and is killed after a hard frost.

Unplugged So Blue Salvia Spacing

Unplugged® So Blue™ Salvia will spread 12 to 16 inches. In the landscape plant salvia in staggered rows 10 to 14 inches apart when used in mass plantings. Use at least a 14-inch container and space salvia 8 plus inches apart when planting in a container. As a thriller, position this plant in the middle or back of the pot to enhance height and proportionality when used in combination planting.

Unplugged® So Blue Salvia Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Flower Color(s): Blue
Flower Description: True Blue
Bloom Period: Planting To Hard Frost
Foliage Color(s) Green
Foliage Description: Silvery Green
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 14-24 Inches
Spread: 12-16 Inches
Spacing: 10-14 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: Fall Interest, Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer, Low Maintenance, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea 'G14251' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Common Name: Unplugged® So Blue Mealycup Sage
Other Name(s): Mealy Sage
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

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

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

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 - Unplugged® So Blue Salvia Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Di on Aug 2nd 2021

    These little plants have just been planted in my flowerboxes. I can see two little blue flowers just appearing. Time will tell how these Salvia take to my sun/shade boxes. Right now, I am just happy that they are growing.