I think of all the Salvias I have ever grown, Salvia forsskaolei is one of the showiest, most reliable, longest lived, and the one that gets the most attention from garden visitors. The leaves are thick and large, making a wide blanket that covers the ground. The two-foot stalks are covered from top to bottom in violet/blue and white, claw-shaped blooms that hold their color and vigor for weeks. Salvia forsskaolei is as happy in sun as it is in partial shade, and it's a reliable self-seeder, too, so new plants are bound to pop up somewhere, and I like that. Sun/partial shade, Zones (5?) 6-10. Quarts.