Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Garden Violence Anise Sage
Item #: 2016
Zones: 7a to 10b
Height: 36" tall
Culture: Sun to Part Sun ?
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Emerging from dormancy in early spring, the 3' tall clumps of Salvia 'Black and Blue' are clothed in fuzzy green, spade-shaped leaves. From early June (NC) through October, the slowly spreading patches are topped with 1' spikes of long, narrow, snapdragon-like, luscious, deep blue flowers...a hummingbird favorite. Salvia 'Black and Blue' differs from other anise sage cultivars in that the calyx (the little cup that holds the open flower) is black instead of the usual green. In rich soil, a 5-year-old clump of Salvia 'Black and Blue' can spread to 6' wide.
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Flower Color: Blue
Leaf Color: Green
Container Role: Thrillers
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