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PlantFiles: Salvia
Salvia 'Black Knight'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Black Knight

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11 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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Other details:
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Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive msshevy On Apr 1, 2011, msshevy from East Hampton, NY wrote:

Beautiful in upstate NY garden as well as patio plant in NYC. Pinch off old stems for more growth.
Stunning blue emerges through black pod cover. The problem on the terrace is that all the covers fall off onto the patio floor - a bit messy, but the show and jealous comments from neighbors is worth it the cleanup.


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

Sacramento, California
East Chatham, New York
East Hampton, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina
San Antonio, Texas

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