Clouds of yellow sulphur butterflies have been feasting on and swirling about the Purple on Purple Mexican bush sage, creating a complementary feast for the eyes. Now topping out just over 4 feet tall at the Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens in Savannah, it has simply been riveting. The Purple on Purple is also a favorite nectar source for hummingbirds, and its bloom coincides perfectly with the Monarch butterflies’ trek south.
It is such a great plant, I would have called it Purple Passion or Purple Explosion. Once you see it, you will want it for your garden too. Purple on Purple however is really quite descriptive. The typical Mexican bush sage or Salvia leucantha is a prolific, blooming perennial — or annual depending on where you live — and loads up with countless fuzzy purple spikes supporting white flowers. So you get the immediate picture, there are no white flowers, everything is purple.
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