Pitcher Sage

CHARACTERISTICS
Plant Height 1-4 FT
Seed Count 120,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Salvia Azurea
Life Cycle Perennial
Environment Full Sun
Preferred Sites Mesic to Dry Soils _ Upland/Grassland
Bloom Period July-October
Flower Color Blue
Pollinator Value Very Good
Grazing Value Good if Not Over-Grazed
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Description

Pitcher Sage

 

Pitcher Sage is a perennial grassland species is found distributed across much of the central parts of the United States. This member of the mint family has deep roots which allow it to be drought tolerant and extremely long lived.

 

  • Prefers full sun
  • Produces bright blue flowers from July to October
  • Flowers are an excellent source of food for pollinators
  • Mature heights of 1-4 feet
  • Grows well with taller native grasses which add support for the tall spindly stem
  • Fall seeding provides natural seed stratification and give way to increased germination in the spring
  • Spring plantings are also successful with cold stratified seed
  • Deer resistant specie

 

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