PO Box 567
Lilydale, Vic 3140
Phone (03) 9735 3831

Salvia guaranitica 'Tequila Blue'

Tequila Sage

Plant Type Large shrub
Flower Colour Blue purple
Leaf Shape Ovate - large
Leaf Colour Green
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native USA
Flower Months Jan-May



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and ‘Tequila Blue’ is a relatively large shrub with bright blue flowers. The leaves are ovate, slightly hairy and deep green. The plant is semi deciduous in colder climates, likes a partly shaded position and responds well to summer watering. An annual prune and a good feed with Osmocote Slow Release in late summer will keep the plant healthy and vigorous.


Salvia are closely related to Lavandula and Rosmarinus and as such work well together in the garden. In good conditions it will attain a height of 1.2-1.5 m with the bright blue flowers occurring between December and May.  Looks good at the back of a perennial garden of Penstemon and other Salvia.


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