Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'/Blue Anise Sage

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' / Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Rich blue flowers
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Rich blue flowers

Flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Common Name: Blue Anise Sage
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: The calyxes around the base of the flowers are almost black. For salvias provide full sunlight and a well drained soil. Deadhead flowers as they die to encourage new growth and flowering. Fertilize salvias several times during the growing season to encourage continuous growth. Salvias are relatively easy to grow, but cannot tolerate wet soils and shade.