Virtually any plant watered directly and exclusively with salt water will quickly die. Many types of sage, however, are more salt tolerant than other plants. They can withstand sprays of salt water on a regular basis. Several salt-tolerant sage species include pitcher sage (Salvia spathacea), two types of autumn sage (S. greggii and S. microphylla) and blue sage (Eranthemum pulchellum).
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Michelle Z. Donahue lives in Washington, D.C., and has worked there as a journalist since 2001, when she graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in English. She first covered politics as a reporter for the weekly Fairfax Times newspaper, then for the daily newswire Canadian Economic Press, where she reported from the U.S. Treasury. Donahue is currently a freelance writer.