This salvia got to Australia around 2010. It was in Betsy Clebsch’s first book of salvias (1997) but didn’t seem obtainable for Australians for a long time. Then when we did get it littae seemed hard to propagate, however it is a bit more available these days.
It comes from high altitudes in Mexico and would therefore be expected to take frost I would imagine but I don’t think it liked frost. It also likes regular moisture so maybe it comes from cloud forests where there is a fairly permanent mist.
Littae is a somewhat floppy kind of evergreen plant which might reach 2m if trained up.
In late autumn it has lovely furry cyclamen flowers in spikes which last a few months.
Out of stock March 2016