Salvia guaranitica ‘Argentine Skies’: is a medium upright herbaceous perennial 1mH with pale blue flowers.
Flowers are a very pale blue tubular flower with green calyces. The flower stem is about 12-15cm long with all flowers facing in one direction – following the sun, so their direction will revolve during the day. Flowers are pollinated by the small Honeyeaters and Mynah birds. Flowers appear in spring and summer, declining in autumn before they go down for winter.
Leaves are bright green, thin textured with veins indented, cordate shaped with crenations along the margins.
Salvia guaranitica ‘Argentine Skies’ is a lovely medium growing perennial for the front or middle of the bed. This produces multiple stems, giving a wonderful display when in flower. These pale blue flowers contrast beautifully with all manor of pink , dark blue and yellow flowers.
These plants also produce tubers which can be a problem with new shoots appearing else where in the garden. Salvia ‘Argentine Skies’ is a plant that needs to be contained either by a barrier or in a bottomless pot.
While easily propagated by tip cuttings, we don’t propagate or promote this plant due to it’s possibility of becoming a weed. When cutting back or digging, the stems or roots should be disposed of properly into a rubbish bin.
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