Salvia is one of our most popular perennials because of its rabbit resistance, long bloom time, and ability to attract many pollinators! Easy to grow provided it has full sun and well drained soil. Many new varieties with compact habit and bigger flowers are now available. Deadhead and cut back for repeat bloom!
'Blue Hills' is actually one of the original favorites. Its true blue flowers and clumping habit make this a neat variety for the garden. Grows 18-24"
'Caradonna' is a taller cultivar with dark purple stems and violet purple flowers, a real showstopper!
'Fashionista Collection' is a new series that claims brighter, bolder colors and bigger flowers with good disease resistance.
'Fashionista Ballerina Pink' is a soft pink flower with deep mauve calyxes. Grows 18-20"
'Fashionista Evening Attire' a real standout with huge vibrant blue flowers growing to 20-22" tall.
'Fasionista Lilac Lipstick' with lilac pink bicolor flowers getting to be 16-18" tall.
'Fashionista Midnight Model' has striking blue flowers over a rounded clump, nice form. Grows 22-24"
'Fashionista Moulin Rouge' with the deepest pink coloring in the series, this salvia has dark, deep rose buds that open to huge rosy pink flowers. Gets 24-26" tall.
'May Night' another old fashioned favorite that won the perennial of the year way back in 1997!! Best deep purple long flowering cultivar. Grows a compact 24"
'Snow Hill' has a clear white flower spike that also has grey-green foliage. Grows to 18"
Photos courtesy of Walter's Garden and Creek Hill Nursery