The Modern Southern Garden: Mysty Salvia


The Modern Southern Garden

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Mysty Salvia

The modern southern garden should include a variety of plants from the same family in a variety of heights & similar hues. Salvias are known to be such reliable plants. They offer vibrant color & texture to garden spaces. Salvias are members of the sage family. Mysty Salvia is an an annual known for its beautiful blue blooms & rich leafy foliage. They average about 14-inches in height & width. Group several together to form a border for wonderful impact. Mysty Salvia blooms from summer well into the fall months attracting butterflies & hummingbirds into the garden. Learn how to use & care for this southern garden must.

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How To Navigate Mysty Salvia

Savvy southerners know to have distinctive garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. Creating arrangements from these staples are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. Mysty Salvia offers distinctive charm to entertaining vignettes. Several blooms make an impact without a whole lot of effort.


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Mysty Salvia offers bold color & spiky blooms to garden spaces all summer long. Several plants look quite striking when planted in containers, near mailboxes & along fence posts. This lovely compact annual is heat tolerant & requires full sun in order to thrive. Use them in cut flower arrangements as the bright color brightens spaces instantly. Pair them with Shasta Daisies, Narrow Leaf Zinnas, Black & Blue Salvia & Lamb’s Ears for bursts of texture & range. Consider placing them on kitchen sills, near sink basins & on vanities.

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