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Black & Blue Salvia guaranitica

  • Hardy Zones
    • 7 - 10
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 30 - 40 Inches
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Black & Blue Salvia guaranitica
Part Sun to Sun 30 - 40

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

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Tall
Garden Height: 
30 - 40 Inches
Spacing: 
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
Hardy Temperature: 
15°F
Hardiness Zones: 
7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in beds, borders and large containers; attracts hummingbirds

Maintenance Notes: 

Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming.

  • 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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Nicki
    Vista
    California
    United States
    10 weeks ago
  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Pamela Pilling
    Kamloops
    British Columbia
    Canada
    46 weeks ago
  • 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.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Pamela Pilling
    Kamloops
    British Columbia
    Canada
    46 weeks ago
  • 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.

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

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

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Shirley Lacy
    Pella
    Wisconsin
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I got this plant this year at the nursery in a pot that was pre planted your picture doesn't do it justice. It's beautiful . I just got a email today from Kerry Meyers that does a news letter for proven winners . And she told me that it wasn't for my zone so I won't be able to plant it in my garden. Kerry Meyers is the best if you have any question you get the answer the next day. And their very personable not just any plain answer. She got me hung on proven winners I love their products. If you live in the zone that you can plant this do so it's beautiful. Keep up the good work and I think you should be thankful you have Kerry on staff . I would give this plant five stars. I hope my nursery has it next year if not I'll order it.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Audrey Lavko
    Chicago
    Illinois
    United States
    1 year ago
  • I ordered these plants last year, and I will do again this year! The plants arrived perfectly packaged and ready for planting. Each plant I planted grew to a height of three feet. Ordering from Proven Winners was clearly a "proven winner!" Anyone considering mail ordering plants should feel confident about this company and its products.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Ruth Benedict
    Reading
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    1 year ago
  • Love this plant! It grew to be a nice rounded compact shrub like plant. The flowers are unusual, dramatic and the scent is fabulous.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Teri Petz
    Fanny Bay
    British Columbia
    Canada
    1 year ago
  • For the first time ever I mail-ordered the black & blue salvia from Proven Winners. The plants arrived in a timely fashion and were in excellent health! In fact, one of the plants was already blooming when it arrived! I planted three plants in a container about 20 inches long. It sits on my deck rail where it receives a mix of sun and shade. By mid-August, the plants were huge and the blooms were simply stunning! Regular watering and fertilizing proved helpful. I highly recommend this plant to anyone -especially those who have hummingbirds in their yard. Proven Winners lives up to its name and I will be ordering from them again next year. Zone 6B.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Ruth Benedict
    Reading
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    2 years ago
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