This two year old Salvia Van Houtii defied its zone
rating this year and came back from the ground. The other two Brazilian Sage
planted with it, sadly did not make it. This photo was taken in October when
the bush was in full bloom. It had been blooming since August. Hoping to
make it a three year old bush, it was mulched heavily at the crown before it
was decimated by a late November frost.
The pendulous wine-colored flowers are
particularly striking against the silvery leaves of
White Grosso Lavender.