This salvia must become one of the basic salvias in a collection. It is fairly new this century but seems such an agreeable plant. My first one was in a fair bit of shade. The other one is in full sun where I poked a cutting in. The one in full sun is taller, reaching 2m. It is a narrow upstanding plant, although in time it sends out some suckers around the main plant. It has quite large cyclamen coloured flowers for a very long period.
Salvia curviflora sets seed which come up readily enough or grows easily from cuttings. The main stem could be shortened around Xmas when the plant does not have so many flowers after its big spring flush.
A salvia a little bit like it in foliage and flower colour is westerae but this is a much shorter plant.