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Salvia, Black & Blue

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Richest blue with florets with black sepals.

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Hands down, our test garden's most handsome plant: tall, dark green stems; bright sage green leaves; abundant 1 1/2" florets of the richest blue with truly black sepals just below the petals. Not only are they gorgeous, but they bloom relentlessly from late spring to early autumn. The tall, graceful plants, 4 ft. x 3 ft. work beautifully in large pots, but stunningly as borders or hedges.
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

42-48 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

28-36 inches

Ornamental Use Ways in which the product may be used in the garden for ornamental effect.


Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow/Indoor Sow

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May 01, 2017

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Full Sun, Part Sun
42-48 inches
28-36 inches
Ornamental Use
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
12 weeks
Salvia, Black & Blue is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive I ordered black and blue salvia and a hydrangea. Both were very small plants and 3x local price.
Date published: 2016-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for attracting hummingbirds I order these every season as they provide a vibrant blue when many other plants have lost their luster. Hummingbirds begin showing up every August and continue until our Minnesota chill really sets in. They are very striking plants on their own, and they have alwayss arrived in good shape. I happily recommend getting these.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lush and pretty These have grown to be full and lovely with zero hassle.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely color I purchased Black and Blue Salvia several months ago and am very happy with how healthy and quickly they arrived. They've been doing wonderfully in my new gardens. Have recommended Burpee to many others!
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hummingbird magnet in MN! We bought three of these last year and put them in a large pot. They grew fast and tall, and the ruby-throated hummingbirds LOVED them - they'd guard the plants against other hummers in the yard! Low maintenance, too. We're buying again this year.
Date published: 2016-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition for bouquets These flowers were very low maintenance, great for fillers in your flower beds when looking for something mid-size, and best of all add a great splash of color to your summer bouquets.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite plant The black and blue salvia has been my absolute favorite for last 3-4 ,years Blooms all summer and lasts well into September. My hummingbirds love it.
Date published: 2013-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this plant This is hands down my favorite plant. It gets huge in full sun but the ones planted in partial shade were rather small. Hummingbirds loved it as well as bees. They were covered with honey bees and bumble bees all summer and fall.
Date published: 2010-02-18
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