Salvia (Salvia spp.)

Salvia is commonly referred to as sage. It has many small bright colored flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. Butterflies and hummingbirds adore the nectar of these small flowers. Many species of Salvia can grow as perennials in the warmer climates, but in the north they grow as annuals. This is a true must-have for all butterfly gardens; you will be amazed at the popularity of these lovely flowers.

Attracts: Orange-barred SulphurMonarchCloudless SulphurGiant SwallowtailZebra LongwingGulf FritillarySpicebush Swallowtail,  and more

Color(s): Blue, purple, red

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Fertile, well drained

Average Height: 1 ft. - 3 ft.

Average Spread: 1 ft.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2 - 10

Note: Deer resistant

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