Himalayan Blue Sage
Himalayan Blue Sage is a small shrub native to the Himalayas with pleasantly scented leaves and gorgeous upright stems which hold large, violet to deep blue flowers. The white markings on the flowers are called 'bee lines' and are there to draw the attention of passing bees, like the landing lights on an airfield. First described in 1830 by John Forbes Royle, a British botanist living in India.
Plant in a moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Tolerant of alkaline soil. Deadhead to promote repeat flowering. Prune after flowering to maintain a neat habit. Suitable for pots.