Nectar Blue™

Nectar Blue™

Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Bloom' PP27183

An improved earlier blooming version of Black and Blue. Another great Salvia option for the mid to back of borders. Deer resistant and heavy blooming until frost.

Sunset Zones

4-7 (with protection) 8-24

USDA Zones

10°F to 20°F USDA zones 8–10

Nectar Blue™ Features

Plant Dimensions

3-5' H x 3' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Cut Flowers/Foliage, Garden Bed

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun to part shade

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Heat Tolerance, Longer Blooming, Reblooming, Water-wise


Dark blue flowers mid-spring to mid-fall

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Nectar Blue™ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise


Fertilize yearly in early spring


Can cut back by 1/3 after first flower to keep compact


Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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