About Salvia New Dimension Blue
I've never seen more vibrant violet blue salvia than this one in my garden. What makes the Salvia New Dimension variety extra special is, it doubles as a ground cover, tolerates drought and the deer stay away. For a second bloom season cut it back after the first blooms are done. The University of Illinois lists Salvia as deer resistant.
Salvia New Dimension Blue
Planting and Growing Salvia
Make sure your Salvias “harden off” to cool nights and windy conditions before planting. This requires leaving them outside in a protected area for a few days otherwise, they may wilt after planting. Choose an area that is mostly sunny. Prepare your planting hole by turning the soil at least a shovel size deep and wide and be sure the hole is filled with plenty of organic matter for best results. Remove your plant from its pack and gently loosen the root ball. Plant deep enough to cover the top of the root ball. Press down firmly on the soil and then water it in. Consider fertilizing once or twice a season. You can mulch if you like but not too close to the plant to avoid rot. Clip spent blooms for a continuous flowering!