Sages: Anise-scented Sage, “Black and Blue” variety in the Virtual Garden Tour at the Ohlone College Newark Center

Anise-scented Sage, "Black and Blue" variety (Salvia guaranitica)

  • Perennial with large leaves and distinctive black flower spikes showcasing royal blue flowers, said to smell like anise or licorice
  • Native to South America - alternatively called "Brazilian sage"
  • Particularly attractive to hummingbirds and tolerant of drought conditions