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Salvia patens 'Guanajuato'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: patens (PAT-ens) (Info)
Cultivar: Guanajuato

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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:
Full Sun

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Sandwichkatexan On Apr 22, 2012, Sandwichkatexan from Copperas Cove, TX wrote:

My first year growing this plant . purchased 4 from high country gardens . Do not know how it will do so planted them in 4 different locations . One in full blazing sun, 2 in partial shade , and one where it will get lots of water . I will post further information as the season progresses and also next year as it is supposed to be a perennial here . Update 6/3/12 got my first bloom huge ! The ones I had planted in full sun have died , But the ones in the flowerbed under my crepe myrtles are thriving . I hope they come back next year!


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

Lake Elsinore, California
Martinez, California
Richmond, California
Brownstown, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Copperas Cove, Texas
Kalama, Washington
Seattle, Washington

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