East Friesland’ is a spectacular source of dark, intense color and narrow, vertical form and it is a wonder in the front of the border. It is an erect, clump-forming perennial salvia that is noted for its compact form, long bloom period, purple stems and violet-purple flowers. It typically forms a foliage mound to 10″ tall. Wrinkled, lance-shaped, light green leaves (to 4″ long) are aromatic. Dense terminal spikes of violet-purple flowers rise above the foliage to 18″ tall over a long June to September bloom period. The flowers are so attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds, making it a joy to have around. The Perennial Sages are invaluable perennials for their rich display in the border. This is a marvelous plant for the perennial border, a cottage garden, the butterfly gardens or a wild garden. It makes an excellent plant for cutting. Interesting accent.