This Mexican Sage is growing larger and larger every year and needs to be supported.
The blooms are soft and fuzzy, a little like pussy willow.
Close-up of flowers.I have numerous plants, but when this one blooms, no one seems to see any of the others.
Atlanta - this gets really big!
These flowers will stop passersby in their tracks. Awesome!
Bees flock to these flowers.
A solid purple that grows to about 5 feet.
Prune moderately every June to produce a more compact flowering plant.
You have to touch this one every time you pass it.
Blooms much of the year.
Mexican Bush Sage 'Midnight' (Salvia leucantha) blooms as seen as the sun goes down producing an unusual array of colors. The velvety purple calyces remain on the plant after the blooms fall.
Midnight is a wonderful combination plant with S. Pineapple Sage both in full bloom in October.
The perfect Bee Plant!!
At the Quarry Gardens in Te Puna, Tauranga, NZ