Salvia 'Mystic Spires'
A close up shot of THE SPIRE! (pictured above)
If you’re a fan of Salvia ‘Indigo Spires,’ you’ll love the more compact and free-flowering version, Salvia ‘Mystic Spires!’
This shrubby perennial puts on an almost never-ending display of violet-blue blooms in the Summer! Even the velvety-purple calyxes remain deep in color long after the blooms fall off, guaranteeing long-lasting aesthetic appeal in the garden. Like all sages, this plant has square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers. The leaves are a nice, gray-green color.
‘Mystic Spires’ thrives in full sun or light shade and needs well-drained soil. It has some drought tolerance but looks its best with moderate to regular watering. You can deadhead or pinch off old blooms to extend the bloom period. Cut back to 8” tall in the winter or let it die back to the crown and it will regrow from the base each spring. With its compact growth habit, ‘Mystic Spires’ can grow 2-3ft high and wide.
The fragrant, showy blooms attract scores of bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Deer keep away from this plant. The tall spires make excellent cut flowers. Use them as a bedding plant or plant them in borders or as accents in containers. They pair well with other heat loving plants like lower growing marigolds or zinnias.
We are currently selling Salvia ‘Mystic Spires’ in 1-gallon containers.
The Sunset Western Garden zones are: 8, 9, 14-24.