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Blue Anise Sage

(Salvia guaranitica)

Blue Anise SagePlant blue anise sage and you’re certain to attract winged wonders to your garden from summer through fall. “Blue anise sage is a favorite of mine, mainly because it’s a favorite nectar supply for hummingbirds and butterflies,” said Tim Pollak, outdoor floriculturist. Various cultivars offer flowers in pale blue, sky blue, blackish-blue, or dark purple. An annual, this salvia flourishes in average garden soil in full sun to part shade. Find it at the Garden this summer in the main entrance beds and the Crescent, Heritage, and Farwell Landscape Gardens, among other locations.