* Evergreen to herbaceous perennial (herbaceous in colder areas)


* 1.8m h x 1m w



* Full sun to light part shade



* Light frost tolerance, protect crown with mulch in colder areas, cold areas better chances in the ground than pots



* Black calyces with deep purple petals from summer to autumn



* Medium water needs, less once established



* Well drained soil



* Needs protection from strong winds


Salvia guaranitica 'Black & Blue'