Salvia splendens 'Yvonne's Red'
A stunning fast growing plant, ideal for a large tub or in the garden, it prefers a semi-shady spot with regular water in very hot climates. The flowers are glorious scarlet red and borne on long stems, with continuous new flowers creating a spectacular show that can go on for months on end (flowers all-year-round in warm areas). Keep these tender plants in large containers in a warm north-facing spot in cold climate areas, and take cuttings or save seed. This is reputed to be the true species. 1.2-1.8m H x 60-90cm W. 1 litre pot.