|Salvia 'Wendy's Wish' is nearly five feet tall.|
Salvia give up their blooms in earnest, vying with Asters for exuberance. Their colors and forms range from tall and rangy to squat and congested.
Japanese yellow sage, or Salvia koyamae, really holds back on its blooms, today still sprouting one blossom at a time before its stems stretch above the huge, dense, hairy foliage. This sage thrives in shade, and I'll be dividing it and moving it around in the spring. When I get a new plant I'm not sure about I put it in a spot where it can be eradicated if necessary. With Salvia koyamae, it won't be.
This plant took a season to become established, but now it's boasting several of flower stems and looks like a keeper.
|Salvia coccinea is one of those great "see through" plants that provide dots of great color and flowers for hummingbirds.|