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Salvia patens 'Guanajuato'

Location:

The Main Terrace

Description:

Salvia patens has been known since the 1830s but its cultivar 'Guanajuato' was only discovered in 1991. Native to Guanajuato, in Mexico, this perennial has large spikes of a turquoise-blue claw-shaped blooms for an extended period. When established it can form a large tall clump but is late to emerge in the spring.

Site and Care:

S. patens is not reliably hardy and dislikes a wet winter more than a cold one. Positioning on a sunny wall usually provides the winter-dryness it needs. It is trouble-free & low-management but does require a well-drained soil and will withstand moderate drought. Propagation is by division or cuttings in late summer.