One of the best red shrubby Salvias. Quite hardy and highly floriferous and with a compact structure.
Scarlet flowers from May-November. Drought tolerant once established.
Height and spread: 60 x 40cm
The word Salvia comes from salvere, to save. The Romans called culinary Sage "herba sacra", and it was also highly valued by the Chinese as it was thought to prolong life. The Greeks and the Romans thought it banished melancholy. The Chinese imported sage tea from western Europe at five times the price we paid for their tea.