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Salvia 'Black & Blue' - S1
Salvia 'Black & Blue' - S1
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Salvia 'Black & Blue'

Salvia guaranitica
Hummers will spar to be the first to sip from these nectar-rich flowers of gentian blue, each floret held by purple-black calyces. Early and long-blooming, it is a workhorse selection for northern gardens, adaptable and floriferous everywhere.
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Pot: 3.5" h x 2.63" w (9.5 fl oz)
Lifecycle
Annual; tender perennial
Perennial Hardiness Zone
8,
9,
10
Annual Hardiness
Half Hardy Annual
Mature Size
3-4' h x 2' w
Sun
Full sun to partial shade
Soil
Rich, moist, well-drained
Season
Summer to fall
Color
Rich blue flowers with purple-black calyces
Features
Scented Leaves
Great Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Attracts Hummingbirds
WHEN TO SET OUTSIDE
After last frost.
PLACEMENT & CULTIVATION
I can hardly imagine a garden without salvia; the genus has many irreplaceable floral gems. They are easy to grow and trouble-free, many are quick to bloom, and they grow well in gardens or containers. They offer a never-ending parade of flowers—at least until frost—and the antics of visiting hummingbirds. Those pesky deer avoid it, perhaps stayed by the unpleasant aroma of the bruised leaves. Pinch back once plants reach 6" tall to encourage bushiness and place in a site protected from wind, as salvia branches tend to be brittle. Stake early and deadhead frequently or cut for bouquets.
Final Spacing:
1.5-2'
Water Requirements:
Medium Water Use
Watering Details:
About 1" per week.
Soil pH:
Not particular about pH
Fertilizer:
Mix about 4" of compost into the soil prior to planting. If soil is especially poor, it may be beneficial to feed once a month with an organic water-soluble feed or granular fertilizer.
Diseases & Pests:
Prevent powdery mildew by spacing plants apart for increased air circulation. Aphids can be washed off leaves with a strong stream of water or insecticidal soap applications.
When to Cut for Bouquets:
Cut when about 1/2 of florets are open.