The Garden Guy

By Norman Winter | Horticulturist, Author, Speaker

There is not a gardener I meet that does not crave plants that are all about blooms, birds and butterflies. Shoot, add bees to it, and you would have a surefire award winner. The Dallas Arboretum has one of the superior plant trials in the country, and they gave the award for most Pollinator Friendly Perennial to Rockin’ Playin’ the Blues salvia.

I really love that award for another reason, and that is the fact that Proven Winners calls it an annual. Well, they are right to a point, but in zones 7b and warmer, in soil that drains well, Rockin’ Playin’ the Blues has indeed become a stalwart perennial.

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