A fairly large Salvia reaching 3-4′ high and 3′ wide is adorned with 2″ long dark purple flowers almost all year in frost free climates. The flower stalks are also darkly colored.
Does not need to be pruned or dead-headed although some people say that a light shearing in summer can keep it more bushy.
While this plant was meant to be hardy down to 25, it did not make it through the first winter, even though we barely had a frost in that part of the garden. My guess is that it was planted too late in the season and had not become established enough. Anyways – it was not close enough to black to really be suitable for Tuxedo Lane.
Hybridized by Fisher in 2013
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P20086
Found in Compost Heap,
It was planted along the left side of Tuxedo Lane, but expired in the first winter.
We acquired this plant from Hidden Acres.