Salvia guarantica ‘Black and Blue’

Black and Blue Sage
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Plant Type

Perennial, Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Also Grown As

Bush

Mature Height & Spread

3′ x 3′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Blue

Bloom Time

Summer, Fall

Special Features

Attracts Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Bees, Deer Resistant,

Container Sizes

#1

Natural Growth Habit

Upright, Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

7B-11

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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