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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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Salvia, Black & Blue
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Item #: 21003
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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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Full Sun, Part Sun
42-48 inches
28-36 inches
Ornamental Use
Life Cycle
Sow Method
Direct Sow/Indoor Sow
Bloom Duration
Salvia, Black & Blue is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 12.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautful addition to the garden The colors really make a statement with all the red and pink salvias I use for my hummers. Grows as an annual here, which stinks, but it is worth the price paid. Massive flowers for a salvia and unlike "Lady In Red" which is easy as pie to harvest seeds from, this one is quite elusive, so it is just easier to buy the plants already grown for you.
Date published: 2009-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for hummingbirds I bought and started growing this 2 years ago. Unlike a lot of plants labeled "attracts hummingbirds", this really does! Of all the different plants in my hummingbird garden last year, this was the only plant I saw a hummingbird check out. So much for the myth that hummingbirds are only attracted to red flowers! Has beautiful flowers and beautiful rich green foliage. With regular watering you'll have a small bush by fall. Very easy to grow! Seems to prefer morning sun and late-afternoon/evening shade. The only downsides are it's an annual and where I live, the brick and mortar nurseries that carry it are very limited (as in ONE, but only IF they get it in!)
Date published: 2008-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for Hummers I garden for wildlife - especially hummingbirds and butterflies. This salvia is, hands down, the absolute favorite of every hummingbird we've ever had - even exotics. Buy it! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2008-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this plant! Thought I'd give it a try since I was looking for this color and needed something that doesn't mind all day sun. The plants arrived in excellent condiiton. They bloomed all summer long, kept their color. The hummingbirds were regular visitors. I very highly recommend this plant to anyone.
Date published: 2007-01-27
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