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Salvia

Salvias can be both annuals and perennials. They flower in shades of red, purple, white, blue and pink and perform best in the sun. Salvias are pollinator favorites, but hummingbirds, in particular, enjoy the tubular flowers they produce and the foliage is wonderfully aromatic!

Some popular perennial types of salvias are meadow sage (Salvia sylvestris), Mexican bush sage (Salvia leucantha) and black and blue salvia (Salvia guaranitica).

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  • Salvias prefer full sun and well-drained soil
  • Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 inches
  • Water thoroughly and keep the soil moist through the growing season
  • Wait until new growth begins in early spring to remove old stems