Salvia Sapphire Blue, Brazilian Sage
Salvia guaranitica 'Sapphire Blue'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: guaranitica (gwar-uh-NYE-tik-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sapphire Blue
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Category:

Perennials

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Medium Blue

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gilbert, Arizona

Huntington Beach, California

Long Beach, California

Ridgecrest, California (2 reports)

San Clemente, California

New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Indianapolis, Indiana

Columbus, Mississippi

Roswell, New Mexico

Davidson, North Carolina

Hampton, South Carolina

Vanleer, Tennessee

Grand Saline, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 29, 2011, Frannyrose from Huntington Beach, CA wrote:

I selected this plant solely due to the blue color of it's flower. I planted it in partial sun in a very large pot and as a focal point in a corner of my yard. It requires little care other than watering (not terribly thirsty) and I cut it back during it's blooming season and then rather a hard cut back in late winter for a big new growth in spring. The color always amazes me. It grows about 4 feet tall in it's large pot. Am certain, in the ground, it would be a different story but contained as it is Salvia guaranitica has been one of those perfect plants you hope for.

Neutral

On Sep 26, 2011, coco3 from Vanleer, TN wrote:

I have grown this plant in Clarksville , Tn and have very mixed feelings.The hummingbirds love it but it is extremely invasive in amended light dry soil.It spreads by stolens and even has spread into my lawn.It was sold as an annual here.It comes back every year and has even overtaken my buddleia..

Positive

On Jun 9, 2008, bunkhouse from (Zone 8b) wrote:

Hummingbirds LOVE this salvia!