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

Salvia guaranitica 'Argentine Skies'

Sky Blue Sage

Plant Type Large shrub
Flower Colour Light blue
Leaf Shape Ovate - large
Leaf Colour Green/gold
Sun/Shade Part-full sun
Climate Min Cool temperate
Climate Max Sub trop
Drought Dry periods
Coastal No
Frost Moderate
Native Sth America
Flower Months Jan-May



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and ‘Argentine Skies’ is an attracttive shrub with sky blue flowers. The leaves are ovate, slightly hairy and light green. The plant is semi deciduous in colder climates, likes a part shade to full sun and responds well to summer watering. A severe annual prune in late winter 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 Argentine Skies will attain a height of 1.5-1.8 m with the sky blue flowers occurring from mid summer to late autumn.  Looks good at the back of a perennial garden of Lavandula and other Salvia.


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