Common Names: Humming bird sage, Pitcher sage
Type: Evergreen shrub
Size: 3 ft. high, 2 ft. wide.
Flowers: Magenta or rose red flowers on 2 -3 ft. stems, spring and some fall; 6 - 10 in. leaves are evergreen, arrow-shaped, fragrant.
Uses: Under trees, borders, color accent, under oaks.
Wildlife: Nectar, pollen, seeds for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds. Resists deer and rabbits.
Soil: Well-drained; likes rich soil.
Water: Medium water; drought tolerant. Also tolerates garden water.
Sun: Full sun to some shade.
Pruning: Doesn't require much maintenance. Prune back to new growth in late winter or early spring. Year-round light pruning helps to keep it neat, tidy.
Pests & Diseases: Rare in salvias.
Notes: Spreads by rhizomes under ground, which help it survive droughts. Discovery Trail. Hardy to 5° F.