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Salvia guaranitica - 'Black and Blue' (Giant Sage)

Salvia guaranitica - 'Black and Blue' (Giant Sage)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Bedding Plants & Tender Perennials, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spiky Foliage / Spiky Upright Form, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Purple Flowers (Summer late), Medium green Foliage
Care Regular Maintenance Required
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Tender Exotic
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Salvia guaranitica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Weaknesses of Salvia guaranitica

  • Invasive top growth
  • Tender exotic suitable only for very mild areas

Design & Plant Use for Salvia guaranitica:

  • Architectural plant with dramatic foliage suitable for hot dry spot
  • Annual bedding plant ideal for quick seasonal colour
  • Tender exotic plant ideal for a sheltered urban garden in full sun
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Common Missspellings: Salvea, Saliva, Salivea

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