Salvia ‘Argentine Skies’ (guaranitica) : is an upright perennial to approx 1mH, it looks wonderful as a large clump of sky blue flowers in a sunny garden.
Salvia ‘Argentine Skies‘ (guaranitica) is an attractive upright perennial that is winter dormant.
Flowers are large, tubular with a large opening between the hood and lower lobes, pale sky blue and green calyces, attached to long flowering stems held above the foliage from spring till autumn.
Both bees and birds love trying to enter these flowers for the nectar.
Leaves are a bright grass green, thin textured, veins indented, a broad lanceolate shape with serrated crenations along the edges.
Like all guaranitica forms, this variety also produces tubers, which when disturbed will send out suckers. It is best grown in a confined space or a large bottomless pot to prevent the plant from spreading all over the garden.
This plants prefers a sunny position. It can form a large clump, so the tall upright stems looks good mingling with other pink, white and vivid blue shrubs and perennials.
Salvia ‘Argentine Skies’ (guaranitica): Prefers a sunny position. It can form a large clump, so the tall upright stems looks good mingling with other pink, white and vivid blue shrubs and perennials.
These plants become dormant during the cold winter months, reappearing in spring in different locations within the garden. Although dying down during the colder months, it is summer hardy if mulched well to keep the root area cool.
Pruning: In autumn and winter when the plant dies down, cut down the old stems and place a stake to mark the position of the tubers, which will appear again in spring.
Propagated by cuttings which are easily taken in spring and summer.
Not readily available