SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

Commonly known as Anise-scented sage

Purple-blue flowers with near-black calyces. Vigorous
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Ovate, pointed, wrinkled, mid-green leaves to 13cm (5in) long
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Purple blue
  • Height
    To 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    90cm (36in)
  • Tall Shrub
    Sub-shrubby perennial with branched, dark green stems
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter
    Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Against a wall
    Ideal against a sheltered, south-facing wall
  • Full sun

SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Slugs, snails. Under glass - aphids, red spider mites, whiteflies
    Place of origin
    Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Terminal or axillary spikes
    Tubular
    To 5cm (2in) long
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
to 2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  90cm (36in)
 

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