Salvia chamaedryoides

This is a low-growing plant from a desert habitat in Mexico. It is about 30cm tall with small silvery leaves and sky blue flowers from late spring until autumn. It is very drought tolerant and makes a good edging along sunny paths - it suckers a bit but not to the extent of being a nuisance. It is a pretty under-planting for roses or can be grown with other drought-proof plants such as lavender, rosemary, perennial wallflower (Erysimum species), sedum, bearded irises, Artemisia and Verbena. It may sulk if it is not grown in a hot, dry position. It is frost tolerant. It is best to cut it back quite hard at the end of winter.

Flowers in January, February, March, April, November, December.

 Out now in my Sydney Garden.