Black & Bloom Salvia
Black & Bloom Salvia
Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Bloom' Plant Patent #27,183Item #31560 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 10
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Stalks of dark blue and blue flowers emerge from striking black stems amidst green foliage. A real show-stopper that thrives in high heat and humidity making it a must-have annual for a Mediterranean-style garden. Will behave as a perennial in warm winter regions.
- OverviewLight Needs:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more in extreme heat; less once established.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh gwar-uh-NYE-tik-uhDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Blooms spring through fall, up to first frost.Flower color:BluePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
- CareCare InformationRequires 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:Filtered to full sunWatering Needs:Regular water - weekly, or more in extreme heat; less once established.
- History & LoreHistory: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.