Hutchinson Farm Flower Guide
Photo: Salvia farinacea 'Evolution', David MacTavish, Hutchinson Farm Greenhouse, May 17, 2011
Grown at Hutchinson Farm for a long time. Available May 2022, in 4" pots.

  • Description
    We grow regular salvia (salvia splendens mostly reds, purples, and whites) as well as blue salvia (salvia farinacea with its slender blue flowers). Both types are tall annuals consisting of multiple flowering spires. Great in the centre of containers, or in massed plantings in the garden. The spires can be used as a cut flower: just before the buds open, cut off the stem below the first set of leaves, remove any leaves, and put immediately in water.

  • Growing Guide
    An excellent garden performer, Salvia grows well in full sun, or part sun and it blooms all season. Fertilize lightly.

  • Alternative
    Try some our perennial Agastache's...they have a long blooming period, greater colour selection and they're perennial!

  • Blue Salvia (farinacea)
    Hardiness: Annual
    Habit: upright
    Where to plant: Containers or in the ground

    Big Blue (new 2019) (24-36")
    Evolution Violet (16 - 20 tall )