Gardening Knowledge 101: Salvia? Or Sage?

Salvia is the largest genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae (square stems!). One of its commons names is Sage (yes, the herb).
Pictured are 3 plants with the name Salvia/Sage.
Top right is the perennial Salvia nemorosa (cv’s Caradonna, Bumblesky etc.), and top left is Russian Sage (which has no connection with any part of its name). It’s botanical name is Perovskia atriplicifolia and it’s also in the Lamiacea family. Bottom right is the popular annual Salvia farinacea ‘Victoria Blue’.
The bees love all of them, and the two perennials are a hardy zone 3, both drought-tolerant and deer resistant. The Salvia perennial smells like cat pee, the Russian Sage smells more like Sage lol.Thanks to Proven Winners for images in this collage below! Beauties.