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Salvia guaranitica (Common Name: Anise Sage) is tender bushy salvia that typically grows to 150cm in height. They have light/dark blue flowers that bloom from spring to late autumn with the foliage being aromatic, small, and deep green.

Salvia guaranitica is usually grown as annuals so take cuttings to ensure you have a plant every year. Plant in a position that is well-drained and gets full-sun or partially-shaded exposures. Once established, they are drought resistant.

Prune this variety in April or when new shoots appear and the frost has gone and deadhead spent flowers to encourage additional bloom. Cuttings can be easily taken from May onwards, taking 8-10cm tips of new growth.

Discovered in 1933 and is native to Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina at elevations up to 1000 meters above sea level which is the perfect condition for them as they offer dry, sunny areas. Salvia guaranitica is used as an ornamental plant in mild areas of the world

Some of the most popular Salvia guaranitica include:

•             Salvia guaranitica `Amino’

•             Salvia guaranitica `Super Trouper’

•             Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Bloom’

•             Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’

•             Salvia guaranitica ‘Blue Enigma’

•             Salvia guaranitica ‘Carine’s Amazing Blue’