Variegated plants are easy to like. They are dramatic additions to almost any garden, and inevitably draw the eye of visitors. For a comprehensive discussion of variegation in plants, see this article in Wikipedia.
The list of variegated Salvias is a short one, but contains some of our very favorite varieties. Here you will find all of the ones we grow.
(Makino) We would grow this rare clone of the woodland Japanese native Salvia glabrescens even if it never flowered, because the arrow-shaped foliage is so lush, toothed and colorful. As they age, the arrow-shaped leaves transform from yellowish green to dark green.
(Variegated Mexican Bush Sage) Although slow growing and somewhat finicky, this sage is a must-have for lovers of unique foliage. It has small purple flowers and highly variegated leaves with stems that are slightly twisted. The overall look is compact and dense.
(Variegated Mexican Sage) Although its deep violet flowers are compelling, it is the foliage of this sage that is its greatest attraction. Kelsi is full of surprises, including asymmetrical leaves that make this variety easy to identify.
(Dominican Sage) From high elevations in the mountains of the Dominican Republic, this beautiful Sage is rare and unique. The large, bold, deep green leathery leaves are a perfect backdrop to delicate orange flowers.