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Salvia 'Lighthouse Purple'
Background music doesn't get lovelier than this. Planted in the border behind, say, petunias, marigolds or other low-growing flowers, the deep purple spikes with dark to black corollas of the statuesque 3-ft. plants become beacons of sense-drenching color. Showy in the garden bed or container, easy to grow, the upright, heat-tolerant plants are low-maintenance and high impact.
The Burpee company was founded in Philadelphia in 1876 by an 18 year-old with a passion for plants and animals and a mother willing to lend him $1000 dollars of "seed money" to get started in business. Within 25 years he had developed the largest, most progressive seed company in America. By 1915 mailing a million catalogues a year to America's gardeners.
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