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Giant Blue Sage

Salvia guaranitica

Anise-Scented Sage; Black and Blue Sage; Brazilian Sage

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.

Origins: Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay

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.

"Black and blue" flowers for the shade garden.

Min. Height: 2'

Max Height: 5 feet'

Min. Width: 3'

Max Width: 5 feet'

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