Frequently referred to as a variety of S. involucrata, this Salvia is actually a species in its own right. Forms a slightly sprawling shrub with lovely large, softly hairy, green leaves. Flowers are born in terminal clusters from autumn into winterand are a gorgeous warm bright rose pink, each flower tipped with hairs, giving them a fuzzy appearance which adds to their beauty. Does well in part shade, can be a little frost tender in severe frosts so if you get them then plant near larger shrubs or under trees. Will eventually grow 1 to 1.5m high by 1m wide. Prune almost to ground level in mid spring to keep it bushy.