Salvias really earn their keep in the garden. The great range of colours and forms makes them indispensable border plants, while the nectar-rich flowers are magnets for bumblebees and butterflies.
Caring for salvias is easy, if you plant them in the right location. Shrubby and hardy herbaceous salvias can be overwintered if they're given good drainage and as much sun as possible.
Finally, most woody-based and tender salvias will need to be moved to a warmer area in the colder months, or can alternatively be grown in a conservatory.
Discover 16 spectacular salvias that we spotted at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015, below.