Salvia x guaranitica
'Rhythm & Blues'
This new version of the popular “Anise Sage” that’s much more floriferous and blooms from Spring to first frost! Quickly forms a 3-4’ high and wide bush with intensely violet 1.5” flowers offset by midnight black bracts that are held on 6-10” spikes. Anise-scented, thick, mid-green leaves give off their lovely fragrance when crushed. Attracts hummers, bees, and butterflies. Durable in the ground but also happy in a large container. Makes a showy focal point for an herb, pollinator, or low-water garden. Plant in full sun to light shade (inland) in fertile well-drained soil. Supplement with an organic balanced fertilizer. Evergreen in zones 10a and higher, Winter deciduous elsewhere. Deer resistant.