The only experience I have had with salvia thus far has been a wild variety with red blooms that was all around (and I do mean ALL around) our old home and a black and blue that I grew this year and loved, tho not nearly so much as the hummingbirds did. Had a magazine for awhile, believe it was Taunton's fine Gardening, that had a picture of a Mexican Bush Sage....pardon me while I wipe the drool off my face...on the cover. Couldn't find anywhere in the magazine that it gave a specific variety name for that plant. Am I correct that their are several varieties of Mexican Bush Sage? This one appeared almost a raspberry sort of color. And I WANT IT! Any thought on what it might be?
And why do you folks grow salvia? I'm being forced to change over some of my garden to make it more low maintenance. Will I be on the right track planting more salvia? I do want to draw in more hummers, and know they like them. Do the salvias tend to be invasive? Please be patient with my ignorance.