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Salvia guaranitica

Sage

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Features

  • BloomsAugust to November
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourDeep blue
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Salvia guaranitica (Sage). This species of perennial has dark green stems with ovate, toothed, medium green leaves. The flowers are deep blue and are borne in terminal or axillary spikes in late summer to late autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

Propagate from seeds in spring, cuttings in early summer or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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