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Salvia guaranitica

Salvia guaranitica
'Black & Bloom'
ornamental sage
The plain species
Salvia guaranitica
The plain species, contrasting with neighboring tropical milkweed

Common name ornamental sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers violet-blue
Size 2-3'
Light sun

Popular species with deep purple-blue flowers that appear over a long season of bloom, and contrast nicely with apple-green crinkly leaves. The variety 'Black & Bloom' has clearer blue flowers that open from dusky black buds, but the regular species is perfectly nice as well, with purple flowers and the same dusky calyxes. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

ornamental sage
Quite a robust plant by early June, easily obscuring the milkweed behind it

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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