Salvia x jamensis
Well, if this isn’t one of the most impressive newer Salvia hybrids. A seriously prolific bloomer – giving you hordes of good-sized 3/4” electric violet-purple blooms from Spring to end of Fall. Neat and more compact than many Salvias – to 20” x 24” – it’s perfect for the front of your bed and a great long-blooming container choice (5 gal). Best in loamy, well-drained soil, you can keep its foliage happy and emerald green with a twice-a-season bit of compost. Evergreen or semi-evergreen depending on Winter temps. Cut back to 5” in Winter for maximum bushiness next year. Said to be quite tolerant of humidity. Bees and hummingbirds!