Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’


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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

‘Black and Blue’ is a large, robust, flowering machine for big spaces. And hummingbirds break the rules here because they absolutely LOVE this salvia even though it is not red. Brilliant sky blue flowers with nearly black calyces or “holders” rise on black stems a foot or more above 3’ tall, bushy green plants. ‘Black and Blue’ flowers from mid-summer into fall in full sun and average to moist soil. Dead heading keeps it flowering in full force. Hummingbirds, especially, and butterflies won’t leave it alone. This one comes from Brazil so treat it as an annual in the north. When happy, it forms spreading underground rhizomes and can cover a lot of space in warmer gardens. Use it at the back of your garden or as a flowering hedge. Stunning with yellow coneflowers, phlox, daisies, salvia ‘Hot Lips’, and black-eyed Susans.



Butterfly Plant

Hummingbird Plant

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun

Soil Condition


Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist


full quart


36 or taller


Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer,

Early fall



Hardiness Zones

7, 8, 9



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