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 nemorosa
To 1 1/2 – 3 ft. tall, spreading 2–3 ft.wide by rhizomes. Forms tight foliage rosette from which rise erect, branching flower stems. Wrinkled, dull green, finely toothed leaves are oval or lance-shaped. Lower leaves are stalked, to 4 in. long; upper ones are smaller, virtually stalkless, clasping flower stem. Sprawls if not supported. Stems 3–6 in. long hold 1/4 -in. flowers in violet, purple, pink, or white, with persistent violet, purple, or green bracts. Blooms summer through fall if spent stems are removed.
Intense violet-blue flowers.'Pink Friesland'
Pink flowers.'Rose Wine' ('Rosenwein')
Rose purple flowers.'Sensation Rose'
Native from central Europe to Siberia. To 1 1/2 ft. high, 1 ft.wide. Pale blue or white flowers i...
This variety of rue is dense and compact, with a fine gray-blue color.
Intense violet-blue flowers.