Salvia involucrata var. puberula 'El Butano'
I grow this salvia more for the foliage than the flowers...very large softly hairy leaves that are a pale green, almost with a hint of lime, compliment other plants beautifully. Flowers are born in terminal clusters from autumn into winter and are a gorgeous vibrant rose pink, each flower tipped with hairs, giving them a fuzzy appearance which adds to their beauty. Does well in full sun or part shade, except shady conditions can also make the stems grow straight upwards and requiring staking...the 'Chelsea Chop' can help in this instance. Can be a little frost tender in severe frosts so in colder regions then plant near larger shrubs or under trees. Will eventually grow 1 to 1.5m high by 80-100cm wide. 1 litre pot