Purple Salvia ....I like Caradonna and May Night the best. Long bloom, drought tolerant, and it reblooms.

Purple Salvia ....I like Caradonna and May Night the best. Long bloom, drought tolerant, and it reblooms.

Salvia 'May Night' is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils.

Salvia 'May Night' is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils.

Salvia May Night - deadhead flowers & it will bloom all summer long.  Drought tolerant once established.  Full sun, well-drained soil.  Cut & dry flowers for arrangements, pot pouries & cooking.  Deer resistant; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. zone 3 - 9

Salvia May Night - deadhead flowers & it will bloom all summer long. Drought tolerant once established. Full sun, well-drained soil. Cut & dry flowers for arrangements, pot pouries & cooking. Deer resistant; attracts butterflies, hummingbirds & bees. zone 3 - 9

The perfect Salvia for planting in containers or as an edging. Marcus is a dwarf form of Salvia growing to only around 12 inches tall. The intense dark purple flowers will remain all summer if regularly deadheaded. Plants are very compact and bushy and have very nice olive-green foliage. zone 3

The perfect Salvia for planting in containers or as an edging. Marcus is a dwarf form of Salvia growing to only around 12 inches tall. The intense dark purple flowers will remain all summer if regularly deadheaded. Plants are very compact and bushy and have very nice olive-green foliage. zone 3

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

Queen Victoria Oriental Poppy, Red Poppy, purple Salvia, allium. Beautiful!

Queen Victoria Oriental Poppy, Red Poppy, purple Salvia, allium. Beautiful!

Hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees fill the air when your **purple salvia** (*Salvia spp.*) blooms. A magnet for wildlife, the salvias range from annuals to large shrubs. Among the purple salvias often found in gardens is perennial salvia (*Salvia nemorosa*), also known as meadow sage, and its many cultivars. Simple to grow and care for,...

How to Care for Purple Salvia

Hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees fill the air when your **purple salvia** (*Salvia spp.*) blooms. A magnet for wildlife, the salvias range from annuals to large shrubs. Among the purple salvias often found in gardens is perennial salvia (*Salvia nemorosa*), also known as meadow sage, and its many cultivars. Simple to grow and care for,...

How to Care for Purple Salvia

How to Care for Purple Salvia

Hummingbirds, butterflies and honeybees fill the air when your purple salvia (Salvia spp. A magnet for wildlife, the salvias range from annuals to large shrubs.

VIBE 'Ignition Purple' is a Salvia and jamensis hybrid with both beauty and brawn. The vibrant purple blooms are prolific in spring and summer. But it also has excellent heat and humidity tolerance. 'Ignition Purple' grows 18-24 in. tall and wide and is perfect for flower borders, cutting gardens and wildlife plantings. It is hardy in Zones 7-11. Photo courtesy of Monrovia

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VIBE 'Ignition Purple' is a Salvia and jamensis hybrid with both beauty and brawn. The vibrant purple blooms are prolific in spring and summer. But it also has excellent heat and humidity tolerance. 'Ignition Purple' grows 18-24 in. tall and wide and is perfect for flower borders, cutting gardens and wildlife plantings. It is hardy in Zones 7-11. Photo courtesy of Monrovia

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx.

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx.

Black and Blue Salvia is a HUMMINGBIRD MAGNET. It displays spikes of rich cobalt-blue flowers that emerge from purple-black buds on dark stems. This salvia is quite easy to grow in a sunny spot with moist, well-drained soil and blooms from midsummer to fall.

A Gardener's Guide to Salvias

Black and Blue Salvia is a HUMMINGBIRD MAGNET. It displays spikes of rich cobalt-blue flowers that emerge from purple-black buds on dark stems. This salvia is quite easy to grow in a sunny spot with moist, well-drained soil and blooms from midsummer to fall.

salvia: Salvia. This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intended), and blooms all summer long. Another downside or perhaps upside, depending on how you look at it, it multiplies like nuts and can easily take over a garden space in no time.

Round Up: 24 of the Best Low Maintenance Plants for Your Garden

salvia: Salvia. This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intended), and blooms all summer long. Another downside or perhaps upside, depending on how you look at it, it multiplies like nuts and can easily take over a garden space in no time.

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