Blooming from early Summer until first frost, this compact “Sage” produces an abundance of vivid, 1.5” fuchsia blooms held on sumptuous chocolatey-purple stems high above green foliage – ultra contrasty! The two-lipped flowers attract hummingbirds and bees, making this a great addition to a pollinator garden. Topping out at 2-3’ tall and wide, this tender perennial is perfect for front or mid-bed or even a container! Hardy and versatile, this showstopper can take the heat or make do with some shade. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Evergreen in frost-free zones. Makes a rewarding annual in areas where it’s not hardy. Drought tolerant and deer resistant. Deadhead for best show.