Hi all, is this salvia? If it is can you tell which one? My wife loves it and would like me to plant a few for her but I'm not 100% sure I even know what the stuff is.
I'd greatly appreciate your help.
Wow that's a beautiful plant but not a salvia. I think it's known as Russian sage-Perovskia.
It sure looks like Perovskia to me. This genus is related to the European Salvias. See the Salvia Research Projects discussion
and the cladistic chart (URL given below)
Here is a link that might be useful: Molecular Systematics of Salvia and Mentheae
That is one gorgeous specimen! One of my favorites.
Believe it or not this specimen is part of the landscaping at our neighborhood McDonalds.