Salvia, all salvia. I have not met one I didn't like. The flowers are gorgeous and long-lasting, and they lure hummingbirds. The plants thrive in my climate and don't need a lot of water. They are insanely easy to propagate--I have quite literally snapped a branch off, broken it into sections, and stuck each section in the ground on a rainy day. Instant new plants.Pictured here: S. mexicana 'Limelight', one of my all-time favorites, and S. buchananii. Also pictured--S. officionalis, the purple one, and rosemary, another favorite.
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