The genus Salvia is a favorite around our office. Salvias are known for their attractive flowers, which are typically red or purple, and they often are hummingbird and butterfly magnets. There are a number of Salvias that perform well in our desert conditions.
One of the Salvias in bloom this month is Salvia leucantha, Mexican Bush Sage, as seen in the photos below.
Mexican Bush sage is native to central and eastern Mexico. It can tolerate full sun, but in our experience performs better in filtered or part shade. This plant can survive on a low water regimen, but looks best with moderate water. Cut it back to the ground after the last of the winter freezes to remove frost damage.