Salvia, commonly referred to as woodland sage, violet sage, or balkan clary, is an herbaceous perennial that is in the Lamiaceae family.
Watering - Requirements with watering, as with growing, varies among the different salvias, but most prefer to dry out between waterings to a ½ inch (1 cm.) deep
Lighting - Salvia will need to receive sun for at least 6-8 hours daily. This constant amount of sun will keep your Salvia producing consistent flowers all season long.
Planting And Care
Most salvia like lots of sun, although a few species tolerate very light shade. If your garden does not have adequate drainage, mix stones, gravel or lava rock into the bottom of the hole when you plant your salvia. Using a trowel, dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the pot the salvia transplant is in. Loosen the roots of the salvia, spread them out in the hole, and backfill with soil mixed with compost.