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Black & Blue Salvia guaranitica

(30 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
40" 24"
Height
30 - 40"
Spread
20 - 24"
  • Details

    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

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 40 Inches
    Spacing: 
    20 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    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
    Hardiness Zones: 
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Use in beds, borders and large containers; attracts hummingbirds

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming.

  • 30 Reviews

    • Purchased this plant the year it came out and planted it in my first garden. Im a zone 5/6, depending who ya talk to in Ohio, and it has come back each year. Takes a while to get out of the ground but when it does its quick to get going and start blooming at a foot tall. We recently moved and when I started my garden again I bought 5 new plants and again...they come back. I place these in full sun areas that are a little more on the dry side and they are so impressive not needing any fertilizers. Wont have a garden without them!

      Brad Johnson
      Ohio
      United States
      12 weeks ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • i grow this plant every year what a beautiful plant this

      kirk nelson
      Iowa
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Hummers, bumbles & bees love this Salvia!

      Mary S.
      New Jersey
      United States
      2 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Audrey Lavko
      Illinois
      United States
      5 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
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