A perennial shrub with long flower heads protruding above the soft grey/green foliage
If you're looking for a fast growing small shrub with lots of continuous flowers, try a Salvia. There are up to 500 varieties of Salvia, but the ones we love most would have to be Salvia leucantha for it's grey/green foliage and soft velvet like long flowers in either purple or white.
The main flowering time is Spring to Autumn, but in the right position it can flower all throughout the year. Varieties include Santa Barbara and Velour White.
Use as a feature plant in a sunny position with free draining soil, raised beds and on slopes. The large soft grey leaves arranged in a rosette suit many garden styles including Mediterranean, cottage and native gardens. Also fantastic for encouraging insects into your garden, bees love them.
1-1.5m high x 2m wide
Full sun to part shade in free draining soil - sandy, loam, clay
Low maintenance, minimal water requirements. Doesn't like humidity, drip irrigation is better than a spray. Prune spent flower heads and lightly prune to encourage new growth.