Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue'

We are massive fans of the rich blue Salvia 'Amistad' here, but use this frost-hardy variety in our exposed and colder spots, it survives a more brutal climate. More
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We are massive fans of the rich blue Salvia 'Amistad' here, but use this frost-hardy variety in our exposed and colder spots, it survives a more brutal climate.

Genus Salvia
Group/Species guaranitica
Variety Black and Blue
Type Hardy Perennial
Common Name Anise-Scented Sage
Border Position Container, Middle
Soil Type Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained, Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Hardier than Amistad, but I would advise to still protect young plants from late frosts. Remove faded flower spikes to encourage further blooms.
Flowering June - November
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 guaranitica 'Black and Blue' reviews

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Helen

Sturdy plants - one of the few true blues

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Julie

Is growing and flowering but still a very small plant. Has grown much less than expected.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Julia

One of the plants has failed to thrive.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mary

Strong healthy plants, well packed and delivered in excellent condition.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Cameron

This is the second year there have been problems. Qualityuhas suffered as site has expanded. Custome servi ce unhelpful when I tried to chase. Delay in receiving plants did not help ,my display. Think the PR anjd photos have got inj the vway of quality. Like many people I know, unlike;to order again. The phots are unreal - plants not in bloom at same time as shown
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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sheila

Plants arrived in good condition and blooming very prolificly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jo Hughes

This salvia has not really performed well in its first year and I am still waiting to see some flowers. I am hoping once it has settled in, it will survive the winter and be happier next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

Good communications, prompt delivery, strong packaging, healthy plants.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pamela

Grown well but minimum flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

Lovely colour and good growth

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

Such a beautiful plant can’t wait until next summer to get a better display will defiantly purchase more delivery excellent packaged beautifully

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Birgitta

Very few insignificant flowers. Good folage.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hilary

Plant arrived healthy and was planted out the same day but collapsed and died 3 weeks later

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maureen

Healthy sturdy plants arrived in perfect condition and are thriving in the border. Looking forward to seeing the colourful flower spikes.

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Reviewed 28th November 2018 by Claire

Same comments as for Amistad. Fantastic.

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Reviewed 24th November 2018 by Margaret

Lovely quality plants and excellent packaging

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Reviewed 22nd November 2018 by Rosalind

Not quite as good as the same one i bought from a local gardenet. Also not enough instrictions about when to cut off flowerong stalks luckily she told me to leave them until the spring

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Jennifer

see above - I ordered them all at the same time

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Reviewed 21st November 2018 by Hilary

These are not continuous flowering as other salvias are. I don't know yet whether they will be hardy through the winter.

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Reviewed 12th November 2018 by Clare

because you described them as hardy and they fell at the first frost

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that your salvia 'Black and Bloom' has died and have refunded you for the plants."

Posted 13th November 2018

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Reviewed 11th November 2018 by Clare

because you described them as hardy and they fell at the first frost

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Mrs Staniforth

Plants were good, slugs also thought so. Only 2 survived and were tiny but nothing to do with supplier
Dug them up, overwintering indoors and will try again next year

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Reviewed 7th November 2018 by Judith

Salvia beautiful, in pot and now in greenhouse hoping to keep for next year

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Reviewed 13th October 2018 by Susan

All three plants were in great condition. The way of packaging is excellent and the postal/ email system works brilliantly

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Reviewed 12th October 2018 by Suzanne

Flowered well but not sure if it will last through the Winter.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Bernice

Not done terribly well but I gather that I am not the only one whose Salvias have not done so well this year. My smaller Salvias planted nearby have had a final flourish of flowers.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Linda

Superb perennials - looking forward to seeing a repeat performance next year.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Ada

This took awhile to get going, but is now at its best.

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Daughne

very very pretty in the pot with the other colours

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Lorna

I was very impressed with this very healthy looking plant on arrival. It grew and bloomed beautifully and is still in bloom today! Must add the service was first class and I would certainly recommend.

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Anna

As always perfect service, safely packed and delivered as promisd. Beautiful plants, amazing intensive colour of the flower. I am hoping they are going to grow a bit taller next year.
BTW - anyway you could reduce the use of plastic in your packaging? It seems to be excessive. I know it is costly to look for alternatives in biodegradables but if the gardeners don't do it, who will?

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Reviewed 3rd October 2018 by Christine

This looked amazing when it arrived, strong and bright green although sadly it died within 2 weeks.

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Reviewed 19th September 2018 by Carol

Brilliant plants have given a good healthy display a lovely deep colour both flowers and leaves. Have had lots of compliments about them

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Reviewed 15th September 2018 by Belinda

Plants that arrive in a quality condition give the plants the best start ever,the plants respond so well

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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by JOSEPHINE

Flowered early and looks good. Not sure how hardy it will be but a nice addition to the garden.

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Reviewed 13th September 2018 by Pat

What can I say. Theses salvias ar the most dramatic I have grown - beautiful dark blu/ purple flowers and dark sweetly scented foliage. Looks great with Agastache Kudos Manderine.
Sarah Raven plants are of the highest quality and never fail to delight.

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Reviewed 12th September 2018 by Carole

Strong plants, doing well.

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Reviewed 4th September 2018 by Mr Pratchett

The plants add stand out colour to the boarder

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Miss Chapman

Only produced 3 flower spikes but the blue was gorgeous! Lots of leaf and very tall again. Weather conditions?

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Reviewed 3rd September 2018 by Lesley

Very well packaged, excellent plant, healthy and good size. Has not flowered yet but growing well.

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Judith

Amazing plants - beautiful navy blue flowers that will probably last through the Autumn! Also purchased Salvia Amistad from you. Together they fill the border!