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

Salvia 'Black Knight'

Black Sage

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



There are more than 900 species of Salvia and this large summer/autumn flowering hybrid is an attractive plant for the middle or back of the garden bed.  It is thought to be from the hybrid S. guaranitica x S. gesneriiflora.  It is hardy to moderate frosts and responds well to a 30% prune in mid spring.  Feed regularly with Seasol and Powerfeed from early sping to late autumn.


The flowers are a dark purple with almost black calyces that add a bright splash of color to the garden.  It is an attractive large shrub that is tolerant to extended dry periods but responds well to summer moisture.  Plant with other large Salvia like ‘Bethelli’, ‘Pink Icicles’ or ‘Tequila’ or as a back drop to a bed of Penstemon and Hydrangea.


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