Anise-scented sage 'Black and Blue' Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

anise-scented sage 'Black and Blue'


'Black and Blue' is a tall perennial with a running rootstock, forming a wide clump of stems bearing ovate leaves and loose spikes of dark blue flowers 4cm long, each set in black calyx, and opening in late summer and autumn

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      anise-scented sage 'Black and Blue'

    • Common names

      Salvia caerulea

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      1.5-2.5 metres

    • Spread

      1-1.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Deadhead faded flowers

  • bambooSoil

    SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Flower borders and beds Wall-side Borders City & Courtyard Gardens Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division of established clumps. Take softwood and semi-ripe stem-tip cuttings from new non-flowering growth. Take basal stem cuttings from new shoots that are about 8cm (3in) tall

  • insectPests

    Slugs and snails may attack young growth. Capsid bug and leafhoppers may be troublesome. Under glass aphids, glasshouse red spider mite and glasshouse whitefly may be a problem

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by fungal diseases including foot and root rots