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Scientific Name: Salvia guaranitica species

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Salvia guaranitica species
Salvia guaranitica species
Salvia guaranitica species


  • Perennial
  • Salvia Costa Rica Blue is a native of South America and part of the blue anise sages known botanically as Salvia guaranitica.
  • Robust ornamental perennial shrub with branched stems and heart shaped leaves that can grow up to 2 - 2.5m tall and as wide.
  • Costa Rica Blue produces spikes of nectar rich blooms in a deep cobalt blue that are set off by purplish bracts - it flowers from late spring until frost.
  • Can be cut back for better branching or when it outgrows it position.
  • Needs well-drained soil, full sun or light shade and moderate water.
  • Dies back in winter in cold areas - can take frost up to -3°C and will grow out again in spring.
  • After two or three years it can be divided in early spring with the emergence of new growth.
  • Good bee plant and popular with sugar birds and butterflies.
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