|S. guaranitica, syn. S. concolor of gardens, a subshrubby perennial blooms in beautiful deep blue flowers 2 inches long, with purplish blue sepals from late summer to late autumn. Wrinkled, egg-shaped green leaves, 5 inches long grow out of branched dark green stems. The cultivar, 'Black and Blue' syn. S. caaerulea of gardens, blooms in beautiful blue flowers with purple-blue sepals. Salvia can be planted in a sunny border, in a meadow or used for bedding and container planting. They grow best in lightr moderately fertile, humus moist soil, well drained in full sun to light shade.