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botanical name:
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'
Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Salvia caerulea
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 2.00m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: dark green
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Perennial subshrub of open bushy habit with long dark green stems of softly downy, wrinkled, heart-shaped, mid-green leaves. Large spike of deep blue flowers with black calyces, in late summer and autumn.

usage:
Useful late season colour and interest for large sheltered borders.

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