One of the best salvias for attracting hummingbirds! Deep purple flowers, blooming from June until frost. Half sun, partial shade best. Very drought tolerant once established and likes sandy loam soil with weekly watering. Cut back a third after flowers fade for more blooms.
Yearly Foliage: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 8-10 (zone 7 with winter protection)
Light: Full sun to light shade
Mature Growth: 4-6 feet high
Soil: Average-sandy loam, plus Deep weekly during dry spells, drought tolerant once establish
Blooms: Summer thru Fall with 4-5 inch spike blooms
Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds