Spikes of brightly coloured flowers top these 10 to 12-inch tall plants. This series of Salvia is a compact grower that will hold colour all summer long.
It is a good nectar plant for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, and birds eat the seeds of some species. Some varieties, such as culinary sage, are edible to humans as well.
Each species may have slightly different requirements, but basic good care will go a long way to keeping your salvia healthy and beautiful. Bicolours are also available, with red, rose or salmon coloured flowers with white tips.