Black and Blue is a bushy Salvia that send up 18″ bloom stalks from early summer through fall. The reason it sits along Tuxedo Lane is that the stems and the outside of the calyces are jet black. The flowers emerge a dark blue, but a little color is allowed. In our climate it cold grow to be larger and it is reported that it can get to be 3′-5′ X 3′-5′. At that point it would be lifted and divided because I didn’t allocate that much space for it. It does have a tuberous rhizome.
Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh gwar-uh-NYE-tik-uh
Species Meaning: means "of Guara" in reference to this plant coming from Guara, Brazil.
Salvia guaranitica is native to Brazil.
Evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prune plants to the ground in late winter and divide clumps every few years for added vigor and to control spread.
Cuttings in late summer
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18059
Found in Tuxedo Lane,
In the right hand bed by the main junction.