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Salvia guaranitica

Salvia guaranitica Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Salvia guaranitica SAL-vee-ah gwar-an-IT-ih-kah Genus: Salvia
This perennial produces long spires of large, deep blue flowers from mid-summer to frost. It forms a tall bush 6 feet tall by 2 feet wide that is great for the back of the border. It is drought tolerant because of its unusual, moisture-conserving rhizomes.
Noteworthy characteristics: Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. The flowers are made up of two lips: the upper one forms a hood over whiskery stamens and the lower lip, which itself is wide and toothed. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. 
Care: Outdoors: grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade; it is drought resistant. Indoors: grow in full light with shade from the heat of day; water sparingly in winter
Propagation: Sow seed of perennials in spring. Divide in spring.
Problems: Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Fall; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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