Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Brazilian SageBlue Anise Sage, Anise Sage
|Scientific Name||Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'|
|Principal Common Name||Brazilian Sage|
|Common Name(s)||Blue Anise Sage, Anise Sage|
|Description||This cultivar of Salvia guaranitica can reach 6 ft. tall. Beautiful blue-violet tubular flowers with black calyces occur in late summer till frost and make very good "cuts". The plant dies back to its roots in winter.|
|General Comments||Salvia is the largest genus in the mint family with some 900 species of annuals, perennials and soft-wooded shrubs, including culinary and medicinal herbs as well as garden ornamentals.|
|Height Range||5 - 6 FT|
|Spread Range||0 - 2 FT|
|Sunset Zones||8 : 9 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24|
|USDA Zones||7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11|
|Leaf Color||Medium Green|
|Leaf Texture||Hairy : Oval : Pointed : Toothed|
|Flower Color||Black Sepals : Dark Blue|
|Flower Time||Summer : Fall|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade : Light Shade|
|Soil Preferences||Loam : Rich : Well-drained|
|Watering Preferences||Medium : Sparse|
|Outstanding Features||Attracts Bees : Attracts Birds : Attracts Butterflies : Color : Evergreen : Flower : Fragrance : Frost tolerant : Seaside tolerant : Wind Resistant|
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