Salvia Verticillata – Purple Rain also called Whorled Clary – Purple Rain or simply Salvia Purple Rain is a deciduous perennial belonging to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It produces reddish-purple flowers in the summer. Salvia Verticillata has lyre shaped green leaves. Plant it in the full sun in a well-drained soil and preferably sheltered from strong wind. You can propagate by division or cuttings, divide in spring and cuttings end of summer or fall.