This is the other one I purchased at the plant sale yesterday. I selected it for a smallish sunny spot w/reflective heat where a S. greggii succumbed to too-wet conditions (thanks to all the rain we've had). I did some research and discovered this is a rather common Salvia but one I've never grown before.
The tag says "Salvia superba" and describes the blooms as "blue", but actually they are dark violet-purple. Does anyone know which variety of this species this might be?