All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.Salvia chiapensis
Many 1-1/2 –2-ft. stems form a relaxed clump 3–4 ft. or more wide; growth is taller and laxer in shade. Evergreen, elliptical, glossy dark green leaves up to 3 in. long. Deep hot pink, 3/4-in. flowers in widely spaced whorls on stems to 1 ft. long; blooms from early summer through winter in frost-free area or greenhouse. Reseeds freely. Succeeds with moderate water but appreciates frequent wetting of leaves. Good ground cover for dryish shade; good in containers.
Native to India. Grows to 2 1/2 ft. high and 2 ft. wide. Dull green, delicately cut, triangular fronds...
Native to tropical Asia. Robust fern with delicate dark green fronds. Grows 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide. ...
Sturdy ferns useful for landscaping in mild climates. Both species described here can take fairly dry ...