Pretty, easy, & low maintenance, Salvia verticillata is a hardy perennial sage with much appeal. From 2-3’ tall, & spreading to 3’ wide with time, it’s smothered for most of the summer months with long lasting spikes of very purple flowers held in whorls on long dark stems. Adapting to many garden settings & soils, it is easy to understand why this handsome plant is so widely used. A butterfly & hummingbird feast, & the flowers make good cut material as well. Cut to the ground when bloom is finished & dress with compost once a year. This species is widespread throughout Europe & Western Asia.