|S. discolor holds true with it's name, blooming in a deep indigo-black flowers with fine, white-hairy calyces. This perennial stands erect with branched stems that are densely woolly and oblong to egg-shaped mid-green leaves 2-1/2 inches long. Salvia can be planted in a sunny border, in a meadow or used for bedding and container planting. They grow best in ligh moderately fertile, humus soil but well drained in full sun to light shade.