blue pitcher sage Salvia azurea ssp. pitcherii 'Nekan' Type:native plants, perennials that last Notable Traits:attracts butterflies/pollinators, great cut flowers, heirloom garden plant, midwest native, tolerates clay soil, tolerates harsh roadside conditions Hardiness:Zone 4 – 9 Mature Height:3-4ft Light:part to full sun (4 hours or more sun) Water:drought tolerant Bloom Color:blue Bloom Time:summer Foliage:green Description Showy large flower spikes of sky blue in late summer and fall. The perfect color contrast for the hot reds and oranges of fall. Drought tolerant. Grows 2-4′ tall. Larval host to the sage sphinx moth. NATIVE TO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE U.S.