There are a variety of Salvia guaranitica’s on the market, many calling themselves “Black and Blue”. Whether or not they are the original true ‘Black and Blue’ is another question.
So here is an initial picture and description of what I am reasonably confident is an original ‘Black and Blue’. The first thing to note is how small it is now. This is this years growth, it dies back completely in the winter. Some of the others are already much taller than this, but this isnt that this is slow this year this is a normal amount of growth for this time here on south coast, in a warm sunny sheltered garden. If yours is already much bigger, its possible its not ‘Black and Blue’.
To be contd….