honey suckle

honey suckle

28.8.14

SALVIA GUARANITICA

Salvia guaranitica produces long spires of large, deep blue flowers from early-summer to late-autumn in our area.  This is one of our favorite flowers in our garden.
This is, however, a very vigorous perennial plant, and we sometimes need to 'weed' it here and there in our garden.  It grows in a compost yard even after being thrown away.
We prune it two to three times a year after flowering and it flowers again after pruning.





Many kinds of wildlife come to this flowers for nectar; bees, butterflies, moths, and bumblebees.

A bee is sucking nectar from a flower.
A hawk moth is hovering
A bumblebee


2 comments:

  1. Dear Poirot
    What a beautiful blue flower. The plants are obviously very happy in your garden and excellent for wildlife. Another one for my wish list, I think!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  2. Lovely colour, one of my favourites. I have had another Salvia in the garden this year, more of a purply-blue.

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