salvia: Salvia. This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intended), and blooms all summer long. Another downside or perhaps upside, depending on how you look at it, it multiplies like nuts and can easily take over a garden space in no time.

Round Up: 24 of the Best Low Maintenance Plants for Your Garden

This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intende

Salvia May Night --- Highly drought resistant when established. Can take full sun, little water. Want it.

Perennial Salvia ' May Night '--- Highly drought resistant when established. Can take full sun, little water.

another look at a harmonious design between natural and more structured landscaping....grounded design by Thomas Rainer

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Pleasure Garden - Nasella tenuissima and Salvia Caradonna. Lovely combo of grasses and perennials.

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx.

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx. Their compact, tidy habit makes them ideal for containers and window boxes, as well as c

'Black and Blue' Anise-scented Sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue')

'Black and Blue' Anise-scented Sage (Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue') One of my favorites due to it unique vibrant blue. A definite standout in the garden!

Salvia leucantha - Mexican Bush Sage 'Midnight'

PlantFiles Pictures: Salvia, Mexican Bush Sage 'Midnight' (Salvia leucantha) by Kell

As the garden hits a summer lull, Toby Buckland picks 10 plants that will hold interest, come rain or shine.

1 Salvia nemorosa from the mildly aromatic silvery green leaves to the violet flower spikes with purple stems. Bees love the flowers that stay looking sharp long after the petals fall, thanks to papery bracts that hold their colour.

perennial border with salvia, common yarrow and russian sage

I like this color scheme. perennial border with salvia, common yarrow and russian sage

echinacea purpurea 'After Midnight', agastache 'Blackadder'

La La Lavender and Purple- Echinacea purpurea 'After Midnight', Agastache 'Blackadder'

I have always used blue salvia and pink cosmos in all my gardens ....love the look...

Pink Cosmos - Far Out Cosmic Pink with purple Salvia farinacea, and bright pink hardy Geranium along brick walkway.

Good in front of russian sage. color all summer. Salvia greggii Cold Hardy Pink | Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage | Low Water Plants, Eco Friendly Landscapes | High Country Gardens

F - Cold Hardy Pink Texas Sage. Cold Hardy Pink is a long blooming, very cold hardy form of Texas sage that covers itself with deep pink flowers all season long.

Stipa Tenuissima, Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna and Nepeta in Ábaton Gardens

Stipa Tenuissima, Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna & Nepeta in Ábaton Gardens

Salvia 'May Night' is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils.

Salvia Sylvestris, May Night is an outstanding perennial with excellent cold hardiness, vigor and tolerance to heavy clay soils. Blooming in late spring with a profussion of deep purple flower spikes, it reblooms later in the summer when deadheaded.

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