Salvia Plant

Discover Salvia plants with vibrant, long-lasting blooms and aromatic foliage. Perfect for attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, these easy-to-grow plants thrive in sunny, well-drained areas. Ideal for pollinator gardens, Salvias offer stunning colors and low maintenance for a beautiful garden.

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Salvia Plant: Flamboyant, Long-Blooming, Pollinator-Friendly Flowers and Aromatic Foliage

Transform your garden with the vibrant allure of Salvia plants. Known for their flamboyant, long-lasting blooms and aromatic foliage, Salvias are a must-have for any garden enthusiast. These plants are a delight for the senses and a magnet for pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

 

Key Features:

  • Flamboyant Blooms: Enjoy a spectacular display of flowers in brilliant shades of blue, purple, pink, red, white, or yellow. Salvia‚Äôs flower spikes bloom from late spring through fall, often until the first frost.
  • Pollinator Magnet: Salvia‚Äôs nectar- and pollen-rich flowers attract and sustain bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, making them perfect for native, butterfly, or pollinator gardens.
  • Aromatic Foliage: The foliage varies widely in shape, texture, and color, adding an extra layer of interest to your garden.
  • Versatile Growth: Salvia includes herbs, subshrubs, and shrubs that can grow rapidly to between 1 and 5 feet tall and wide. Most are perennial in warm climates and often grown as annuals in colder regions.

 

Popular Salvia Varieties

  • S. coccinea (Scarlet Sage, Texas Sage)
  • S. elegans (Pineapple Sage)
  • S. farinacea (Mealycup Sage)
  • S. greggii (Autumn Sage)
  • S. leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)
  • S. microphylla (Little Leaf Sage, Graham‚Äôs Sage)
  • S. nemorosa (Woodland Sage)
  • S. patens (Genetian Sage)
  • S. verticillata (Lilac Sage)
  • S. sylvestris (Meadow Sage)
  • S. splendens (Scarlet Sage)

 

Planting and Care Instructions

  • Sunlight: Plant Salvia in a location that receives full sun to light shade for the best results.
  • Soil: Ensure well-drained, average soil for optimal growth.
  • Watering: Water regularly but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Salvia is quite drought tolerant, making it an excellent choice for xeriscapes.
  • Maintenance: Low maintenance and easy to grow, Salvia is generally pest and disease resistant. It‚Äôs also deer and rabbit resistant.

 

Salvia is a large genus with about 900 to 1000 species, including around 50 native to North America. Whether you’re growing them for culinary, medicinal, or ornamental purposes, Salvia plants will bring vibrant color and life to your garden. Trust Wayside Gardens to provide the best quality Salvia plants for your gardening needs.

 

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