The hummingbirds also love it, so that alone makes it worth planting in my book.
Lepechinia hastata is a Salvia relative that is native to Hawaii and has lovely silver colored, arrow shaped leaves, that have a minty aroma. It gets about 4 feet tall and wide.
Like most Salvias - it likes good drainage and prefers full sun.
Lepechinia hastata (Pitcher Sage) — With a big-leaf tropical look that belies its rugged hardiness, this Hawaiian native belongs to the Mint family and masquerades as a Salvia. Stiff, upright and fuzzy, the mauve-infused stems inject architectural pizzazz, while hosting large, spade-shaped felted greenery. Smoky magenta-colored, openly arranged flower spires, some 12” tall, grace the spice-scented foundation. Known to possess antibiotic properties, it delivers late season fanfare, acquiesces to dry poor soil and temperatures as low as 0°F, asking only for a well-drained abode. Zone 7