‘Allen Chickering’ is a Californian variety of leucophylla/clevelandii origins which means it has grey evergreen foliage and is particularly drought hardy. It was imported into Australia about 2012. There are a lot of named varieties of Californian salvias but only a few are deemed worthy of importing.
‘Allen Chickering’ can grow towards 2m if unpruned. Flowers are the usual Californian mauve whorls. It has a long flowering period 2-3 months.
A sunny open spot in a dryish climate will suit ‘Allen Chickering’. It is not widely distributed in Australia.