This salvia came into Australia unusually by a camellia collector and plantsman, Bob Cherry. He gave me one but I didn’t pay much attention to it for many years until it had been given a name.

Caudata flowers  summer and is along the style of mexicana with similar growth habits and tolerances. It is a violet blue with unusual winged buds.

Grows to 2m,  sun to part shade.  Don’t think it is drought  hardy.

Price:  $9