|In midsummer the species, lavandulifolia, syn. S. hispanica known as Spanish Sage blooms into blue-violet flowers to 1 inch long. The flowers are in axillary whorls on erect stems. The leaves are narrowly oblong, gray to white and woolly to 4 inches long. Salvia can be planted in a sunny border, in a meadow or used for bedding and containers. Does best in a fertile, humus moist but well-drained soil.