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SALVIA guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

Commonly known as Anise-scented sage

Purple-blue flowers with near-black calyces. Vigorous
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Available Early Spring 2021 - Should be available March/April onwards depending on growing conditions.
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2021
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre
  • 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
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Against a wall - ideal against a sheltered, south-facing wall
  • Full sun
  • 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 -
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to 2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  90cm (36in)
 

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