Salvia Varieties: guaranitica

 

Salvia guaranitica, commonly known as Anise Sage, is a tender and bushy salvia that typically reaches a height of 150cm. It features light to dark blue flowers that bloom from spring to late autumn, accompanied by aromatic, small, and deep green foliage.

Key Features:

Growth: Typically grown as annuals, Salvia guaranitica is often propagated through cuttings to ensure a new plant each year.
Planting: Flourishes in well-drained soil, thriving in positions with full sun or partial shade.
Drought Resistance: Once established, these plants exhibit resistance to drought conditions.

Cultivation Tips:

Pruning: Prune in April or when new shoots emerge after the last frost. Deadheading spent flowers promotes additional blooming.
Cuttings: Easily propagated through cuttings taken from May onwards, using 8-10cm tips of new growth.

Origins:
– Discovered in 1933, Salvia guaranitica is native to Brazil, Paraguay, and northern Argentina. It thrives in elevations up to 1000 meters above sea level, making it well-suited for dry, sunny areas.
– Used as an ornamental plant in mild regions across the globe.

Popular Varieties of Salvia guaranitica:

1. Salvia guaranitica ‘Amino’
2. Salvia guaranitica ‘Super Trouper’
3. Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Bloom’
4. Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
5. Salvia guaranitica ‘Blue Enigma’
6. Salvia guaranitica ‘Carine’s Amazing Blue’

These popular varieties showcase the diverse and captivating traits of Salvia guaranitica, making it a cherished choice for ornamental gardening in mild climates.