• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Regular water - weekly, or more in extreme heat; less once established.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Long Bloom Season
    Blooms:
    Blooms spring through fall, up to first frost.
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh gwar-uh-NYE-tik-uh
    Plant type:Perennial, Annual
    Deciduous/evergreen:Herbaceous
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Blooms spring through fall, up to first frost.
    Flower color:Blue
    Garden styleMediterranean, Rustic
    Patent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Requires well-draining soil. Prefers regular water for best performance, but can withstand drought conditions with occasional deep watering. Prune spent flowers to promote continued bloom. Will tolerate some shade in warmer regions. Fertilize monthly. Hardy to 10 degrees.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Filtered to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Regular water - weekly, or more in extreme heat; less once established.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    An introduction from Ball FloraPlant. This new cultivar originated in a controlled breeding program with an objective to develop a Salvia cultivar having large violet-blue flowers and dark green foliage. The result of cross-pollination of Salvia 'Costa Rican Blue' and S. 'Black and Blue', the new cultivar was discovered and selected as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the above stated cross-pollination in December 2010, in a controlled environment in Arroyo Grande, California. U.S. plant patent #PP27,183 was granted in September, 2016.