I got this seed from Southwest Seeds under this name but there are so many similar sorts of plants with different names so maybe it is not accurate. The flowers are greggii style and magenta really.

 I have found it to be extremely drought tolerant, in fact it insists on it, and good for late summer purple bloom. The evergreen plant might be a bit rangy to 1.5 m but mid border its flowers would be appreciated. Best in full sun. No problem with frost.

 I find it difficult to strike hence don’t usually have a lot in stock. It is not that it is impossible but you have to give it extra attention so it doesn’t get as much water as other things so therefore I press on with the easier salvias and don’t always get around to trying again if the cuttings die off.

 Price:  $7 when available