Hello, my name is Rambling Wren, and I'm addicted to plants. Isn't there some sort of 12 step program for this thing? I was only suppose to pick up one plant at the garden center. Just one mind you! Not only did I come home with a trunk full, I made a second garden center run. What is wrong with me? My husband said that I buy plants faster than he can dig the holes for them. I can't help it...picking out the plants is the FUN part. Duh! Here are just some of the plants I picked up.
This Eyelash leaved Sage, Salvia Blepharophylla, was calling my name. Who can resist those huge red tubular blooms. I'm sure the hummingbirds won't be able to resist it either. If anyone has had experience growing this salvia, please let me know. I'm pairing this with a dwarf Coreopsis called, "Nana". I like the yellow and red combo.
Of course I had to pick up my favorite sage, "Black and Blue".
I just love the vibrant blue flowers on this plant.
Here it is....Number one on my "Most Wanted List". The Big Red Sage or also known as Salvia pentstemonoides.
This plant is the trifecta:
1.) It is an evergreen and a Texas native
2.) It is drought tolerant
3.) It has gorgeous magenta (not red) blooms and the hummingbirds like it
A big thank you to Shirley Fox at Rock-Oak-Deer for offering to help me hunt down this plant. I finally located it at Rainbow Gardens.