Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Bloom'

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
1 x 9cm plant 190656-1 £4.95 Delivery mid April
When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
3 x 9cm plants 190656-3 £13.50 Delivery mid April
When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.
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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 Bloom
Type Tender 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.
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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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!