EXTRA-LONG BLOOM! Flowering from late Spring thru Fall, this fast-growing, big-blooming Salvia grows quickly up to 6’ tall and wide in its FIRST YEAR, bloomin’ all the while! Sumptuous bee, butterfly and hummingbird attracting rich purple blossoms in shiny, midnight-hued calyxes form long-lasting flower spikes that contrast beautifully against the fragrant apple-green foliage. Evergreen in frost-free zones, it’s hardy down to USDA zone 8, but makes an extremely rewarding annual for colder zones! Provide excellent drainage and protection from hot afternoon sun in inland gardens.