Salvia guaranitica A.St.-Hil. ex Benth.

Blue Anise Sage, Sapphire Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 7 to 11

Size: 3 to 5' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Square stems (as with all Salvia) with opposite branches. Strong salvia smell. Moderate water. Blue to purple flowers in summer to autumn.


'Purple Splendour' - dark purple flowers.


Native to Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina.

Published in Labiat. Gen. Spec. 298 in 1833.

PlantList shows the accepted name as Salvia coerulea Benth.

Named the 1995 Georgia Gold Medal Perennial.


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