We grow regular salvia (salvia splendens mostly reds, purples, and whites) as well as blue salvia (salvia farinacea with its slender blue flowers). Both types are tall annuals consisting of multiple flowering spires. Great in the centre of containers, or in massed plantings in the garden. The spires can be used as a cut flower: just before the buds open, cut off the stem below the first set of leaves, remove any leaves, and put immediately in water.
An excellent garden performer, Salvia grows well in full sun, or part sun and it blooms all season. Fertilize lightly.
Where to plant: Containers or in the ground
Evolution Violet (16 - 20” tall )