Salvia is invaluable for its rich display of spiky flowers in the early summer. This species is compact, with chubby spikes of clear bright pink colors and is drought tolerant once established. Salvia also has a wonderful fragrance and is great at attracting both butterflies and hummingbirds to your gardens.
Latin name : Salvia
Type of Plant : Flower
Sun Exposure : Full sun, part shade
Soil Type : Sandy, Loam
Salvia is easy to grow in almost any climate. Although salvia is fairly drought tolerant, it will always bloom better with regular watering. Salvia can be planted in average soil and within a sunny to partly shady location for ideal growing conditions.
Requirements with watering, as with growing, varies among the different salvias, but most prefer to dry out between waterings to ½ an inch deep. Fertilization with a time-release plant food encourages growth and more flowering spikes. When blooms are spent, remove these spikes to encourage additional flowering.
The foliage of growing salvia remains attractive for the season and is often the source of the fragrance. Depending on the salvia plant types you choose, you may experience the fragrance of pineapple, fruit or the common spice sage.