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Black & Blue Salvia guaranitica

(31 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
40" 24"
Height
30 - 40"
Spread
20 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    Electric blue flowers contrast sharply with the black stems in summer

    Fragrant Foliage
    Heat Tolerant
    Drought Tolerant
    Attracts: 
    Birds
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 40 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Blue
    Flower Shade: 
    Blue-True
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in beds, borders and large containers; attracts hummingbirds

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming.

  • 31 Reviews

    • I have 2 of these in a raised bed. They are beautiful. they are large and full. Foliage is a bright green and the cobalt blue flowers are brilliant. Hummingbirds love them. Some leaves have browned a bit, not sure if sun damage or wind, not all of them just sporadic. I am hoping they survive our winter, not sure if they will. I hope to transplant into a larger cottage garden next spring with some coreopsis and peonies....fingers crossed.

      Marilyn
      , Oregon
      , United States
      , 18 weeks ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    • Purchased this plant the year it came out and planted it in my first garden. Im a zone 5/6, depending who ya talk to in Ohio, and it has come back each year. Takes a while to get out of the ground but when it does its quick to get going and start blooming at a foot tall. We recently moved and when I started my garden again I bought 5 new plants and again...they come back. I place these in full sun areas that are a little more on the dry side and they are so impressive not needing any fertilizers. Wont have a garden without them!

      Brad Johnson
      , Ohio
      , United States
      , 40 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • i grow this plant every year what a beautiful plant this

      kirk nelson
      , Iowa
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Hummers, bumbles & bees love this Salvia!

      Mary S.
      , New Jersey
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Under a Cercus Canadiensis, grows up through the low hanging branches and is literally everyone's favorite! Much taller than expected. Taller than Wendy's Wish adjacent. !Blooms & blooms!!!Hummingbirds adore it! Love this plant

      Nicki
      , California
      , United States
      , 4 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I bought this plant one spring and put it in a blue pot. Loved it so much I cut it back and overwintered it, above freezing, for the next 3 years. It came back each spring and grew even more beautifully. Recommend it to anyone who can find it.

      Pamela Pilling
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I bought this plant one spring and put it in a blue pot. Loved it so much I cut it back and overwintered it, above freezing, for the next 3 years. It came back each spring and grew even more beautifully. Recommend it to anyone who can find it.

      Pamela Pilling
      , British Columbia
      , Canada
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I loved the plant when I saw it at the nursery - it was in full bloom - I have not been able to get more than one bloom at a time - I have moved it to different location as it is in a pot - I have used bloom fertilizer and still no luck - I will try putting it in the ground - please tell me what I am doing wrong . I love Proven Winner plants.

      Shirley Lacy
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I loved the plant when I saw it at the nursery - it was in full bloom - I have not been able to get more than one bloom at a time - I have moved it to different location as it is in a pot - I have used bloom fertilizer and still no luck - I will try putting it in the ground - please tell me what I am doing wrong . I love Proven Winner plants.

      Shirley Lacy
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • I loved the plant when I saw it at the nursery - it was in full bloom - I have not been able to get more than one bloom at a time - I have moved it to different location as it is in a pot - I have used bloom fertilizer and still no luck - I will try putting it in the ground - please tell me what I am doing wrong . I love Proven Winner plants.

      Shirley Lacy
      , Wisconsin
      , United States
      , 5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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