Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue' Anise Sage



Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue' produces beautiful 12" long spikes of intense deep blue tubular flowers from black calyxes from midsummer to frost. Its leaves are bright green with a fuzzy texture. Commonly referred to as Anise Sage this Rare Roots' perennial favorite is attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Salvia 'Black and Blue' is also deer resistant and long blooming.

Salvia guarantica 'Black and Blue' prefers sun to part shade and moist, well-drained soil but is drought tolerant once established. A South American native, it may be somewhat tender in Zone 7.


  • Common Names: Anise Sage
  • Zones: 7-10
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Moist, well-draining. Drought tolerant once established
  • Height at Maturity: 48
  • Width at Maturity: 36
  • Bloom Color: Blue
  • Bloom Time: June to Frost

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies. Hummingbirds.
  • Tolerates: Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Fragrant.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info

 Spring 2023 shipping schedule:

Zones 9, 10: Starting Mon. March 20th
Zone 8: Starting Mon. March 27th
Zone 7: Starting Mon. April 3rd
Zone 6: Starting Mon. April 17th
Zone 5: Starting Mon. May 1st
Zones 2, 3, 4: Starting Mon. May 8th

If you'd like to receive your plants now, you can request it in the 'shipping requests' box on the order or email us. (Please note that we will not ship dormant plants, and we do not offer any sort of guarantee for plants overwintering.)

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Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.