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Lilydale, Vic 3140
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Salvia 'Indigo Spires'

Indigo Sage

Plant Type Med shrub
Flower Colour Indigo
Leaf Shape Ovate - small
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native USA
Flower Months Sep-Nov



The genus Salvia is wide spread both geographically and in appearance. The plants range from small compact annuals to large sprawling shrubs. The colours vary from pure from pure white to near black. Unlike many other genera blue flowers are quite common and come in a variety of shades.


Indigo Spires comes from the Huntington Botanical Garden in California where it was discovered as a chance seedling in mid 1970s. It is an attractive, bushy hybrid (S. farinacea x S. longispicata) with dark blue-purple flowers, borne on long arching stalks throughout summer and until frost. The unusual, twisting flower spikes create a form of their own in the garden.  It will grow to about 1.1m high and 1.1m wide.  Give a tidy up trim and feed with Osmocote Slow release fertilizer in early autumn.


Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ has a loose upright habit and is planted in close with other medium sized Salvia like Salvia ‘Waverley’ and Salvia ‘Lime Calyx’.   Salvia are closely related to Lavandula and Rosmarinus and as such work well together in the garden. ‘Indigo Spires’ is only one in a broad range of Salvia selected by Larkman Nurseries as attractive garden plants


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