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

Price: $7