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A Gardener's Guide to Salvias

Salvias, also called sages, are easy to grow, bloom abundantly, and great looking in the landscape. Use this guide to find the best types of salvia for your garden.
Cindy Hollett
Cindy Hollett • 2 years ago

'Black and Blue' Salvia, behind the bath wall

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15 Great Native Plants for Southwestern Gardens ----Autumn Sage Salvias are tough to beat just about everywhere. Autumn sage is an especially fine species that bears evergreen foliage and clusters of red, purple, pink, or violet flowers from late summer through autumn. Like most salvias, this is a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds. Name: Salvia greggii Growing Conditions: Full sun and well-drained soil Size: To 2 feet tall Zones: 7-9

'May Night' Salvia 'May Night' salvia adds contrast to the garden. Its dark purple spikes look amazing against light-colored flowers or white-variegated foliage. This plant is an award-winner because it performs well, too -- holding up to heat, drought, deer, and rabbits. Name: Salvia 'May Night' Size: To 2 feet tall and wide

May Night Salvia Name: Salvia x sylvestris 'Mainacht' Size: To 30 inches tall and 18 inches wide Zones: 5-9 Grow it with: May Night salvia and 'Pomegranate' yarrow make a fuss-free, long-blooming combination that butterflies adore.

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Salvias, also called sages, are some of the most versatile plants around. Most varieties are wonderfully drought tolerant and feature beautiful flowers with pleasantly scented, attractive foliage. Plus, deer, bunnies, and other garden pests typically ignore the plants. The key to success is knowing which varieties are right for your yard. Check out some of our favorites.

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