Salvia guaranitica Black and Bloom

Anise-scented Sage Black and Bloom

A handsome salvia for the back of a border in very mild areas, Salvia guaranitica Black and Bloom is a tall, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial which forms a mound of rather thick, deep green, wrinkled leaves which are scented of aniseed when crushed. From July to October, showy spikes of moody, deep violet-blue, hooded flowers emerge from black calyces, making a wonderful contrast to hot-coloured late summer perennials like dahlias, crocosmias or heleniums. The flowers are very attractive to butterflies. Anise-scented sage Black and Bloom is not fully hardy, but may come through winter in mild areas if given the protection of a warm wall and a mulch; in colder areas, it can be grown as an annual, although it won’t grow as large.

Site: Sheltered
Soil: Any moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil
Position: Full sun or light shade
Season of interest: Midsummer to October
Hardiness: Half-hardy
Height: eventually 4’ (1.2m) Spread: 4’ (1.2m)

Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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