On my trip to the Vizcaya gardens in Miami I saw this salvia and thought it was a perfect way to display it - against a red backdrop. This salvia was located in front of a large patio area made from limestone blocks facing Biscayne Bay. The faded red from the side of the patio is offers a perfect contrast for the salvia blooms! The garden designer here must have been inspired. Salvia is a great plant for attracting butterflies and pollinators.
This is most likely Salvia leucantha or Mexican Bush sage. It grows best in zones 8-11 but can be grown as an annual in cooler climates. Salvia can be propagated through cuttings or from seed.
Labels: Planting Ideas, salvia