History/general species info: Indigenous to the Mexican province Sinaloa, most often in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Occidental range. It has been available to gardeners since the 1980s.
Characteristics: Perennial sage for the shade. Low growing and compact. Upright flowering stems with intense blue flowers. Small pleasantly aromatic leaves. Consider the "true blue" of colored sages. Does well in raised beds and containers.
Flower: Blue Violet
Planting / Care: Regular summer watering but less water once plant is established, particularly those growing in shade. Can be temperamental in heavy soils. Hardy to 12 degrees. Cut back when they have dropped their leaves.