Salvia leucantha is a very hardy and long flowering shrub. The foliage is long and greyish green which contrasts well with the long velvet like purple flower spikes. Peak flowering occurs in spring and summer with flowering continuing into autumn. Plant in the full sun for best flowering in well drained soils. Drought and frost hardy once established. Prune back hard after flowering. Fast growing to 1. 5-2m x 1-1. 5m.