Giant Blue Sage

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Giant Blue Sage

Salvia guaranitica
Anise-Scented Sage; Black and Blue Sage; Brazilian Sage
2

5 feet
3

5 feet
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Partial sun or bright shade. Salvia guaranitica is a big, clumping sage that spreads by the roots in shade, especially when watered; give it room and contain as needed. Big blue flowers appear throughout the warm season, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. ‘Black-and-Blue’ is a popular cultivar.

Maintenance

Expect salvia guaranitica to spread by the roots, especially when watered heavily. Cut back during winter if the above-ground foliage freezes. At other times of year, cut back by a third to control size.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
2-5' H, 3-5' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Blue
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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