Salvia, dianthus and browallia
Salvia, dianthus and browallia

Container Role: Thriller

Amount of Shade: Part Shade

There are many different varieties of blue salvias that you can grow in containers, but ‘Victoria Blue‘* is my favorite. It has deep royal blue flowers along 8″ spikes that really attracts attention, both in the border and in containers.

Plant it in the center of a container that will be situated in sun or part-sun and you will be impressed with this true blue thriller.

The spikes appear above lovely gray-green foliage on a 24″ plant.  It is a tough annual and will bloom from May until frost.

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Salvia with Petunias and Creeping Jenny via ** Pinning this image will link to the original source

This beautiful planter from combines Salvia with petunias and creeping jenny. They show a lot of different planter combinations on their website, so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for some more inspiration.