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Salvia

Scientific Name:

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Salvia guaranitica
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Salvia guaranitica

Common Name(s):
Anise sage, Anise-scented sage, Black and Blue, Blue anise sage

Categories:
Perennials, perennial subshrub

Comment:
Herbaceous perennial, grown as an annual in cold winter climates. When crushed the leaves have a mild anise scent. This plant is not often damaged by deer. Noted for beautiful deep blue flowers.

Height:
3-5 Feet

Flowering Period:
Summer to fall

Flower Color:
Blue to purple

Usage:
Beds, borders, cottage gardens, containers

Hardiness:
USDA hardiness zone 8-10

Propagation:
Stem cuttings, division in early spring, seeds

Exposure:
Full sun

Soil:
Evenly moist well-drained soil, prefers organically rich soil

Regions:

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Salvia with Bee
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Mountains (as an annual) piedmont, coastal plain

Origins:
Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina

Pollinator(s) attracted:
Hummingbirds, Bees

Page by Tracie Bowers

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