Salvia guaranitica "Black and Blue"
Salvia guaranitica “Black and Blue”

Zone: 8 to 10

Full Sun

Bloom Time: Summer to Fall

Height: 2′ to 3′

The Salvia plant family has a few blue varieties, but Salvia guaranitica “Black and Blue” is my favorite.

Like most Salvias, it requires very little work and blooms all summer long. However, it is a tender perennial that should be treated as an annual in some parts of the country…it comes back every year in my zone 7 garden in South Carolina.

It has a stunning combination of bright blue flowers with black stems.