Salvia ‘Mysty’

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A neat, compact Salvia for summer combos

This vibrant Blue Ribbon Salvia is a true horticulture blue. ‘Mysty’ is a shorter version of ‘Mystic Spires’ At first we were on the fence about growing a short Salvia, but this one turned out to be a very good bloomer and we like the full, dense look of the plant.

While it’s covered with true blue blooms all season ‘Mysty’ is somewhat less vigorous than ‘Mystic Spires’, reaching only about 12–18 inches high and wide. This gives the plant an advantage over its larger cousin: it works well in mixed containers for summer, adding vertical interest without taking over an entire combo.

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Vivid true blue that lasts all summer

We’re always looking for a vivid true blue that lasts all summer and this one does. Go ahead and pair ‘Mysty’ with other summer stalwarts, like red Lantana and red or chartreuse Ipomoea. Typically we use Salvia as a mid-to-back of the border plant but this variety would be good down front in a larger garden.

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There’s no end to ‘Mysty’s’ bloom cycle

Dark green foliage enhances the brilliant blue of the flowers and remains verdant throughout the season, thriving in heat and sun. Plants are drought tolerant, plus blooms shed themselves for a neat, clean appearance all summer long with very little maintenance.

Another plus for the beautiful little ‘Mysty’: it attracts beneficial hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. Remember to water moderately and fertilize every couple of weeks for the best show.