Guaranitica purple



Keywords: guaranitica purple
Description: First of all, this plant’s foliage does not really smell like anise, but more like currants. This selection is the one most often grown in the United States. Its apparent lack of a varietal name

First of all, this plant’s foliage does not really smell like anise, but more like currants. This selection is the one most often grown in the United States. Its apparent lack of a varietal name does not diminish its many valuable traits. It is distinguished from other forms by its clear green calyxes.

This is perhaps the best plant for hummingbirds. Of the 40 to 50 sages that bloom in my gardens during the summer and early fall, it is the first visited by hummingbirds and the one they have the most territorial disputes over. Not only is it a long season bloomer, from one month after the last frost to the first frost of autumn, but it forms a dense colony that expands by six inches each year. It grows waist-high in most gardens.

Its tuberous roots are eaten by pine voles. Much damage can be avoided by incorporating crushed rock or gravel at least 6 inches deep to deter moles, who dig the tunnels that the opportunistic voles use. Because it sends out a few mint-like rhizomes, it often survives attacks.

There are forms in Europe known as `Blue Ensign’ and `Blue Enigma’. The latter may be the same form that is described above. Other forms grown in the United States include `Argentina Skies'. `Costa Rican Blue Sage’. `Purple Majesty'. and `Black and Blue’.

This is a new form of the species introduced in the early 90s in the Philadelphia area. Its charm is the cool blue of the flowers. They have a subtle gray cast, suggesting a clear blue sky penetrated by Antarctic cold air.




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