Hardy Salvia plants produce dense, upright spikes bursting with showy flowers above attractively textured foliage. Extremely appealing to hummingbirds, butterflies and bees, deer tend to leave them alone.
Hardy Salvia, pronounced SAL-vee-uh, and most commonly called Meadow Sage, starts blooming in late spring and continues into the fall. They tolerate drought and poor soils, so you can pretty much “plant it and forget it.” Pruning the spent blooms will encourage re-blooming, but why wait until they’re spent? Salvia plants are also available as annuals.