Salvia is the largest genus in the mint family. This group of plants have approximately 900 species of annuals, perennials, and soft wooded shrubs. Their tubular flower can distinguish them in that they have two lips, the lower lip being flat but the upper lip is curved or helmet shaped. Many of the species have aromatic leaves and add a wonderful fragrance to the garden.
This is a dwarf semi-woody perennial that is native to Texas and Mexico. It is well suited for dry garden areas, reaches 3-4 feet in height and has a long flowering season (from spring to fall in wetter areas and fall to winter in drier areas). This plant grows best in full sun and a well-drained soil and it will not tolerate wet feet or a poorly drained soil. The flower color is purple.Hardiness Zone: 10, 7, 8, 9
Plant Use: Flowering Perennial
Exposure: Part Shade to Sun
Water Requirements: Low