Salvia guarantica ‘Black and Blue’

Black and Blue Sage
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Plant Type

Perennial, Shrub



Overall Mature Size


Also Grown As


Mature Height & Spread

3′ x 3′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees, Deer Resistant,

Container Sizes


Natural Growth Habit

Upright, Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones


Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

8, 9, 14-24

Fast-growing evergreen perennial with an upright, rounded growth habit to 3’ tall and wide. This popular garden favorite features lush, medium to dark-green foliage growing on purplish-black stems, and is accented with spikes of unique, vibrant cobalt-blue flowers that emerge from nearly black calyxes. These showy flowers are a favorite for butterflies and hummingbirds, and appear from summer into fall. Removing old flowers as they expire will help to encourage re-blooming. This attractive variety is well-suited in beds, borders or containers, and makes a great background for lower growing annuals and perennials. Performs best in rich, loamy, well-drained soils with regular watering and a full sun to partial shade exposure. Too much shade will promote a weaker, more leggy-growing specimen. Deer resistant.

USDA Zone: 7B-11
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 14-24

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