Our Purple Rain Salvia (Salvia verticillata) deserve a place in the spotlight right now. The plants are full in their 1 gallon containers and ready for making an instant impact for your summer borders and patio containers. Upright flower stalks rise above its wide velvety gray-green foliage that is more attractive than many other perennial Salvia. This texture makes it a great companion to many other perennials and ornamental grasses. Looks great against stonework, too! Plant in a full sun location in moist well-drained soil and try deadheading spent flowers to encourage a second bloom.