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Salvia is a stunning sun perennial, best recognized for its long spires of fragrant purple flowers. A genus of the mint family, this unique beauty is something every gardener should learn how to grow. Butterflies and hummingbirds love the blue flowers.

Why Plant Salvia?

Salvia plants are beautiful to look at from every angle, with spires of vibrant flowers that reach toward the sky. Below, the dark foliage creates a lovely backdrop for other perennials in your garden, all while letting off a fruity fragrance that adds extra sensory pleasure to your garden experience.

On top of these aesthetic benefits, salvia is very utilitarian. Drought and heat-tolerant, salvia grows well in most conditions with little maintenance, making it appropriate for beginning gardeners. It’s also deer-resistant, making it a desirable choice for country homes. On top of it all, salvia plants are very intriguing to butterflies and other pollinators, so they’ll attract a beautiful display of life while also supporting your local ecosystem.

Tips for Choosing the Right Variety of Salvia Plants?

Before picking any plant for your garden, first consider your climate. Salvia primarily grows in USDA plant hardiness zones 4 through 8, making it unsuitable for the northernmost and southernmost regions of the continental United States. Some varieties are more tolerant of colder climates, like the May Night variety, which grows in zones 3 through 8, but this is not true of all varieties. Be sure that the cultivar you choose will grow well in your climate to avoid any issues down the line.

Beyond this climate consideration, you’re free to choose the salvia sun perennial you like best. Try to choose a variety that will complement your existing garden plants.

How to Care for Salvia Plants?

How to plant salvias varies from cultivar to cultivar, so be sure to learn the particulars of your variety before starting. For the most part, salvia sun perennials can be planted in average soil in sunny locations. Try to add local compost to the area before planting. Once planted, water the area well to support root growth and help the plant get established.

Once your salvia plant is established, salvia sun perennial care is simple. Watering requirements vary from cultivar to cultivar, but most varieties need regular watering and an annual application of fertilizer to do well. For almost all varieties, we suggest removing the flower spikes once they’re spent to promote multiple blooms. By midsummer, if your plant looks overgrown, you can cut it back to a third of its original height to promote neat growth patterns.