Salvia is a wonderful performer in hot, sunny,
dry gardens. They do not require a rich soil and are very
drought tolerant. Butterflies and hummingbirds are often seen
visiting the blossoms seeking nectar. As with many herbs, they
are deer resistant. Many of the ones we grow are native
plants. With proper deadheading salvia is very long bloomer.
As flowers fade, remove the flowering stalks all the way to
the bottom. This will cause the plant to rebloom. If the plant
flops or becomes unattractive after blooming, cut it down to
the basal foliage and it will bounce right back. The Salvia
that we grow differ predominately in flower color and plant
size. This is one of the best groups of plants for carefree
gardening. With a little care they provide a wonderful
punch of color over a long period of time.