Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies'

Argentine Skies Anise Sage

Flower stalk

Flower stalk


Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Parent: Salvia guaranitica

Category: Perennial

Zones: 6 to 10

Size: To 5'

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Sky blue flowers from the middle of summer until autumn. Spreads by stolons but this particular cultivar is not considered too aggressive.


Selected by Charles Cresson.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at a master gardener conference in September 2010 and planted it in the berm. It was in bloom and kept flowering for a while but then faded and disappeared. I was surprised and delighted when it came back up in spring 2011. Despite the warm winter, it came up late in 2012 but it had spread dramatically and by the end of the summer there were 3 large clumps. I divided it and moved some to the Gumball Border Garden.

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