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Black and Blue Sage

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'


Salvia guaranitica is native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina. It is a tender perennial or subshrub that exhibits a bushy, somewhat open habit with upright, branching, square, dark green stems typically growing 3-5’ tall. When grown as an annual, plant height is shorter, more often in the 2.5-3’ area.


Two lipped, tubular, deep cobalt blue flowers with black calyces bloom in showy axillary and terminal spikes from mid-summer to fall on this shrubby annual that typically grows to 2-3 feet tall. Plants are best grown in full sun to light shade. Foliage emits a mild anise aroma when bruised. This cultivar will not come true from seed and should be propagated by cuttings.

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Lafayette, California, USA

Spotted on Aug 15, 2012
Submitted on Aug 15, 2012

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