10 responses to “Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’”

  1. Beverley

    Salvia guaranitica – Z9 – RHS Index of Garden Plants, Griffiths
    Salvia guaranitica – Z8-10 – A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Brickell, Cole, Zuk

  2. Sheila Pickerill

    This beautiful salvia appears to be identical to my salvia shrub with the exception that mine has its blossoms in a very brilliant scarlet, although a nearby firm propagates both this intense blue as well as the brilliant scarlet which was obtained from the UC Santa Cruz botany department. I don’t know if mine is the same as this featured salvia species. In my semi-desert area of California, this plant grows to approximately 10 feet in height by perhaps the same in width. During the 12 years I have had these salvias, I have never watered or fertilized them: they simply grow their grayish green somewhat sticky foliage while seeming continuously in bloom, much to the delight of birds.

  3. max
  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Oops! Thanks max, I intended to include that link in the entry. Missed it.

  5. Sandra

    I’ve known this plant so long I’d not even noticed it was a friend before I even realised all plants had a name one could know them by. Thank you for telling me its name!
    They are almost weedlike at my grandmother’s in Argentina, and I’ve always thought they looked like wee blue snakes, fangs and everything!

  6. Vanessa McClinchy

    Thanks so much for the picture of this exquisite beauty. I’d picked up a plant fairly late this season at my local Boston nursery, whereupon I lost the tag. As this is our favorite family color, we have been overwhelmed by its’ beauty and generosity, offering us a second, even greater profusion of blooms in Mid-October, as the rest of the garden faded. I simply had to find it again, and your site did the job! Be well.

  7. Misha

    This wonderful plant is thriving in my zone 7, south-facing front yard in a raised garden in partial shade. I just put it in last year and it’s already large and floriforous at the end of May. I did cover it when we had those cold nights in March. I don’t have to stake it, apparently because the winter daphne in front of it is holding it up. They are nice together; similar good greens and the winter daphne does it’s show first, before the black & blue is doing anything.

  8. Kathy Wostal

    I am having problems finding where I can buy this plant. Can you help me? It was beautiful last year in my garden.
    Thanks – Kathy Wostal

  9. Daniel Mosquin

    Hi Kathy, I generally ask gardening / horticulture questions to be asked on the forums (see link above “Post a Comment”) since I’m not a horticulturist and you’ll get a wider audience for your query there.

  10. virginia ogden

    Would this be an annual in Texas?? I live in Missoui and it is an annual but just love it–so do the hummingbirds. Thanks

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