Salvia patens 'Guanajuato'

A beautiful Yves Saint Laurent blue and will flower long and hard in your garden. More
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This is a beautiful Yves Saint Laurent blue. It will flower long and hard in your garden.

Treat like a dahlia tuber and mulch when dormant.

Genus Salvia
Group/Species patens
Variety Guanajuato
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Gentian Sage
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in moist but well-drained soil in a sunny, sheltered spot and sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole. For best effect plant in groups of 3's.
Care Tips A salvia that needs well drained conditions through winter. Do not prune back in winter, keep current years growth and remove when new shoots appear. Protect young plants from late frosts and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost. In season remove faded flower spikes to encourage further blooms and feed every 2 weeks. These Salvia are tuberous that over time develop an underground energy source that strengthens their hardiness.
Flowering June - November
Vase Life Excellent and long-lasting, they also hold their colour when dried.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Salvia patens 'Guanajuato' reviews

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

I love these but they were a bit sad and sorry when they arrived. I have salvaged some.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Mary

The plants were rather brittle where they had had their growing tips removed. They took a long time to establish and didn't like the hot weather. They are only just beginning to look good.

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Reviewed 21st September 2018 by Jane

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Julie

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Philomena

Lovely plants and beautiful flowering habit and colour

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Sus

Fabulous and are still flowering

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Brian

I am pleased with the plants and I hope I can overwinter them.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Neil

The Guanajuato salvias are great but they didn’t seem to grow as high as advertised (90cm to 1 meter) so they seemed to be similar to the Cambridge variety and the like! Very nice all the same. I think best year I will just grow the smokier type ftom seed!!

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Barbara

Did really well in my garden,and are still in flower.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Margaret

Good plants and have done well

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

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Reviewed 6th July 2018 by Sus Ross

I bought these to go with the Mojito collection, and boy do they look incredible, in the garden and so many flowers for cutting for the home (and my friends homes as there are so many)

Gorgeous colour

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Reviewed 7th November 2017 by J Sanderson

The blue is like nothing I've ever planted before. It's almost luminous. Not sure how they will survive the winter, but some cuttings have rooted and I'll definitely buy more for other spots in the garden next year.


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Reviewed 2nd February 2016 by deanna wisbey

If I had to choose 1 plant, (impossible) it might be this. The colour is a gorgeous Matisse blue, I think the most beautiful blue of any plant, I've grown it in pots, and the next year it grows again from the tubers, flowers late, Sept. - Dec, whereas if you get the cuttings now(Feb) they will flower early summer. So potentially it could flower almost non- stop.