New shades of cream, salmon, pink, wine, lavender and purple are often easier to place among other flowers than the fire-engine red hybrid.
Anise-Scented Sage Salvia guaranitica Salvia guaranitica, the anise-scented sage also referred to as Brazilian sage is a perennial sub-shrub growing 4 to 5 feet tall, spreading into a large patch through its spreading roots.
Seeds that follow the flowers are edible and traditionally toasted, then ground to make a mush or added to cereals or soaked overnight and added to juices.
From a few feet away, the white flowers sometimes appear to have a purplish tint.
They require minimal effort and no boiling water bath.
And sage blossom ice cream is a beautiful, delicious way to make a summertime sensation.
The leaves and flowers can be steeped to make tea.
Hummingbird Sage Salvia spathacea The Hummingbird sage is a small ground hugging perennial typically growing 12-18 inch tall and can form small groups and spread many feet across.