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Salvia – Black & Blue – Salvia guaranitica

Garden Height
30 - 40
Spacing
20 - 24
Spread
20 - 24
Habit
Upright
Container Role
Thriller
Flower Size
Tall
Flower Colors
Blue
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
Proven Selections

Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Drought Tolerant

Fragrant Foliage

Heat Tolerant

Maintenance Notes

Deadheading will encourage repeat blooming.

Uses Notes

Use in beds, borders and large containers; attracts hummingbirds

Maintenance Category Easy

Water Category Average

Bloom Time

Flower Form Container, Landscape

pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2

EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9

Fertilization 100 - 150

Light Requirements High

Water Requirements Moderate to Moist

Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Growing On Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Holding Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit

Planting and Timing Information

Plant after last frost through early summer in zone 6 north. Zone 7 south plant up until fall.

Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 5-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 7-8
7-9" Pot : 7-8
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :

Pinching and Growth Regulators

Pinch at planting time and as needed to shape.

Pest and Disease Management

General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.

Grower Tips

Good air circulation and water drainage are important. Use a well drained soil mix.