These Sages are native to Arizona and the mountainous areas of Mexico. This is a complex species which easily hybridises and many different varieties/cultivars now exist. There is much confusion over the epithets (second name) used. This often raises doubts in customers minds when looking for a specific plant. In brief. S. microphylla and greggii are often confused and it is common to see the same plant, with both epithets used by different sellers. Unless you are an expert, it is safe to regard plants sold with the same last name, as the same plant. S. grahamii and S neurepia are both mis-applied names and are correctly both S microphylla. S. x jamensis is another commonly seen name that usually refers to a plant hybridised with one parent being S. Greggii. In the past few years the flood of new varieties/cultivars have made these very popular garden shrubs, prized for their attractive flowers and aromatic leaves. Salvia microphylla Glacier is one of the best pure white varieties, although not easily available in the Uk. Easy to grow in almost any sunny location, in a well drained soil. They are not the hardiest of shrubs and may benefit from winter protection. Some will die back to ground level in colder winters, but will regrow in spring. They can be pruned hard in spring after the danger of frost has passed, to encourage new growth. Can be grown in pots or containers. Use a good quality free drianing compost. We recommend you add a controlled release fertiliser, such as Osmocote 5-6 month, as a hungry plant is a poor performer. One application will be sufficent for a whole year. Protect pots and containers from frost.