This is an Australian hybrid from a Tasmanian gardener who only had 3 species of salvia in his garden at the time so it seems fairly definite that its parents are chiapensis and leucantha.

It is a bit tender evergreen perennial less than 1m high.   ‘Magenta Magic’ could use some pruning to thicken it up when it is young.  Otherwise it is a worthwhile addition to the flower garden.

It grows readily from cuttings or will layer.

‘Magenta Magic’ can tolerate some drought if established.   Chiapensis is a very hardy persistent plant and ‘Magenta Magic’ has inherited some of these characteristics.  It survives being smothered fairly well,  i.e. for months!

Price:  $7