Perennials

Gardening Guide

Perennials

Indigo Spires Salvia

Salvia x ‘Indigo Spires’
Quick-growing and heat tolerant perennial grown for its nice display of blue-purple flower spikes that stand above the foliage all summer long. Wonderful color for the mixed border. Attracts butterflies.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun

Mystic Spires Salvia

Salvia ‘Balsalmisp’ PP18054
A smaller, more compact version of Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’. It has the same beautiful flowers but in a more compact form. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Excellent container or bedding plant.

24-30" tall x 24-30" wide

Full sun

Mexican Bush Sage

Salvia leucantha
Very showy perennial that is tolerant of dry, hot sites. Foliage is velvety green with purplish and white blooms radiating from the foliage. A great choice for late season bloom. Attracts hummingbirds.

4-5' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun

Hot Lips Sage

Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’
A bicolored blooming Salvia with red and white flowers produced all summer. Blooms may be all red or all white, or both. Tolerates heat and humidity well. Great for use in borders and beds. Aromatic foliage.

2-3' tall x 4-5' wide

Full sun

Pincushion Flower

Scabiosa columbaria
Popular summer blooming perennial with large, showy, lavender blue, pink or white flowers. Delicate looking, but is durable and dependable in tough conditions. Excellent in rock gardens and perennial borders.

12-15" tall x 12-15" wide

Full sun

Pink Skullcap

Scutellaria suffrutescens
Sun-loving, heat and drought tolerant perennial that blooms constantly from early summer to fall. Blooms are deep pink, held against a dense carpet of foliage. A great low border or edging in hot, sunny sites.

8" tall x 12-18" wide

Full sun

Autumn Joy Sedum

Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’
Bold clumping perennial with gray green succulent foliage and large clusters of bronzy-pink flowers that stand above the foliage in late summer. Excellent border or edging. Drought tolerant. Attracts butterflies.

12-18" tall x 18-24" wide

Full sun

Lamb’s Ear

Stachys byzantina
Durable perennial noted for its fuzzy, gray-green to silver leaves. Useful as a small-scale groundcover or mixed into the perennial or shrub border. Good heat and drought tolerance and has nearly year round interest.

12-18" tall x 18-24" wide

Full sun to part shade

Royal Candles Speedwell

Veronica spicata ‘Royal Candles’
Beautiful perennial with dark-blue candle-shaped flowers. Blooms all summer and will repeat bloom if spent flowers are removed. Great for perennial borders and rock gardens. Spectacular in mass plantings. Attracts butterflies.

15-18" tall x 18" wide

Full sun