For the best success with salvia, go native! With several native species to choose from, these almost effortless plants are a great way to add a splash of color to the garden as well as serve as a great food source for our pollinator friends.

**Be sure to plant in a spot that will get at least 6 hours of sun a day and space them about a foot apart for best results.

While this common flower and herb is loved by gardeners for attracting pollinators to the garden, it is also associated with romance.

Salvia Greggii

Red, as discussed with the Jatropha Tree, is the color most commonly associated with love, and our native tropical salvia shares that trait.

Blue salvia has a unique tie into the romantic history of medieval Europe, where it was given on wedding days to ensure a long healthy marriage. In Greek mythology, salvia’s healing power was used not only to mend wounds but also broken hearts and relationships.