I originally got this plant for a garden I started at my daughter's house, and I liked it so much I decided to get it for my yard. It is quite different than my other salvias...the foliage is bolder, and the flower stalks are thicker. The two-toned flowers are really stunning. It is a heavy bloomer and, like all salvias, very undemanding. Eveline is a great choice for your perennial garden.