• Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'
  • Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'
  • Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'

Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'

Ornamental Sage
Size: ex 2L pots - Large

Availability: In stock

£9.99

Quick Overview

  • Deep blue flowers with black calyces
  • Warm, sheltered aspect
  • Half-hardy shrub, vigourous habit
  • Highly attractive to bees
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Description

Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue' is a selected cultivar of Salvia guarantica, (now described as Salvia coerulea by The Plant List) and has large deep blue flowers with black calyces and attractive large-leaved strongly-scented foliage. A Salvia with strong woody stems it forms a large shrubby bush and flowers throughout the summer, often through until autumn. Its elongated deep blue flowers with their glossy black calyces are some of the most dramatic and visually-arresting of all Salvia flowers.

A warm sheltered aspect in full sun with a well-drained soil. Water well in the hot weather.

A bee-magnet.

This is my favourite Salvia. Highly recommended.

Additional Information

Order Lamiales
Family Lamiaceae
Sub-Family Nepetoideae
Synonyms Salvia ambigens, Salvia caerulea, Salvia coerulea, Salvia hoveyi, Salvia melanocalyx
Geographical Origin Horticultural cultivar. Type species from Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Argentina
Cultivation Full sun. Warm, sheltered aspect. Rich, well-drained soil. Dead-head and cut back as necessary to prolong the flowering season
Eventual Height 1.6m
Eventual Spread 1m
Hardiness Half-hardy to hardy depending on location. Down to about -8C. Overwinters in the southern half of the UK and in sheltered urban micro-climates. Protect with layers of fleece in colder areas and during extended periods of sub-zero temperatures

Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue'

Ornamental Sage
Size: ex 2L pots - Large

Availability: In stock

£9.99
You could receive 10 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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