|S. pratensis has culinary or medicinal uses and attracts bees. This clump forming perennial blooms in early and midsummer into terminal spikes of violet or white flowers 3/4 to 1-1/4 inches long. The basal green leaves are blunt-tipped, wrinkled and egg-shaped. Salvia can be planted in a sunny border, in a meadow or used for bedding and container planting. Does best in fertile, humus, moist but well drained soil.