Salvia East Friesland

Happy new year!  It’s been such a mild winter, I can’t help but look forward to getting back to work.  Although it has been relatively warm, I still long for the spring, I can’t wait to see the flowers and smell the grass!  I’ve decided that I’m going to use the blog to put up some information on common and not-so-common plants for everybody.  Hopefully you all find something I have to say interesting!  I’m going to start with something everybody knows and loves, East Friesland Salvia!  

This is a beautiful dark blue/purple perennial that offers a robust color to any garden. Salvia generally grows to a foot and a half but can grow taller given time.  This particular perennial is very hardy and easy to maintain.  East Friesland Salvia’s water schedule is adaptable and will do just fine on your lawn’s water schedule.  With East Friesland Salvia, you can enjoy the rich purple color from the beginning of summer to the end of it.  It does particularly well in full sun but can survive in partial shade as well. While they are perfectly suitable for anywhere in a garden, I prefer to use these as border pattern plants and smaller backdrop plants.  I think that they go particularly well with yellow and red flowers and when combined with grasses offer a really beautiful backdrop or border along a walkway or deck.  I put these alongside my waterfall in my backyard and I really appreciate how it looks.  The best part about the East Friesland Salvia perennial is the fact that butterflies love them.  Not only do they produce beautiful purple flowers, they normally have two or three butterflies bouncing from flower to flower at any given time!