Salvia are excellent, easy-to-grow plants for a summer show of intense color. Salvia perform best in full sun. A real heat lover; they respond well to sheering after blooming to prompt fresh foliage and blooms.
If desired, cut back and pot up several plants in fall or take cuttings in late summer for over wintering in a bright but cool sunny window. Plants grown in protected locations with winter mulch may survive mild winters in Zones 6-7. Likes a humus rich, well-drained soil.