‘Petardo’ is an Australian hybrid salvia similar to ‘Firecracker’.  Parents are purple splendens and hirtella.    It has only been released a few years so we don’t have feedback from a lot of different climates as yet.

It is evergreen to around a metre,  maybe a little more, and seems to like heat.

Cuttings are very easy so it could be good to put a couple in for insurance.