Zones: 5 – 11 (depending on variety)
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Time: Summer to Fall
Height: 18″ to 36″
Spread: 18″ to 24″
Salvia is a low-maintenance perennial with spikes of tubular blossoms that loves the sun, but can do well in part shade (although the number of flowers will likely be reduced).
It attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It is heat- and drought-tolerant. And deer and rabbits don’t like it’s strong smell.
If you trim these plants back a little when the blooms start to fade, you can get them to re-bloom all summer.
With so many features going for them, it’s easy to see why Salvia is a mainstay of the garden border.
Salvia comes in different colors like the fuchsia pink above.
Or ‘Black and Blue’ which has deep blue flowers on black stems (and is really easy to grow from seed).
Make sure to read the tags when you are buying Salvias since they have a wide range of growing zones, and some may be considered annuals in your area.