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Salvia plants, with their spiky blooms and aromatic foliage, are a diverse group of perennials and shrubs known for their vibrant colors and pollinator-attracting qualities. These plants add dynamic beauty to gardens, attracting bees and hummingbirds while offering a long-lasting and visually striking display.

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Salvia plants (commonly known as meadow sage or simply sage) is a staple garden plant all around the world with over 1000 known species. While most are native to America there are some that are native to both central and south America as well. Plants By Mail offers a wide variety of salvia plants for sale online and are readily available for purchase!

What are the different colors of salvia?

Ranging in colors from white, pink, red and purple Salvia plants grow in clusters on long spikes that can reach up to 3 ft in height with fragrant foliage to match the delightfully bright blooms.

Do Salvia plants come back every year?

There are several types of perennial salvias (herbaceous salvias), meaning they will return each year. Salvia plants should be protected in the winter months to prevent a shortened lifespan

Do Salvia plants prefer sun or shade?

Salvias thrive in full sun but also deal with partial shade without a fuss. Salvia plants grown in part shade may be healthy, but expect a diminished bloom output compared to those grown in full sun.

What is the best potting soil for salvia plants?

Salvias grow and flower best when grown in moderate to slightly acidic soil between 5.5 and 6.5 on the pH scale. In preparation for growing salvia plants, follow these steps:
  • Loosen the soil to a depth of 12 inches
  • Remove any large stones and/or roots
  • Mix in peat-free multipurpose compost
  • Ensure that drainage holes are present if planting in a container
  • Ensure that soil is well draining if grown in your garden

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