This cutting should have more petals on the bloom spike! It is a beautiful Rose color flower with heart shape leaves.
Fast growing plant, spreads by roots. Easily propagated by rooting cuttings.
I love the red veins on the leaves.
Rose-like structure gives rise to individual salvia flowers.
Unusual shaped flower for a salvia.
Called Rosebud Sage.
Salvia involucrata, blooming in November.
Salvia involucrata, a close up of the leaf showing the red stem.
Opening from large rounded buds, this spectacular sage displays masses of totally intense rose-magenta fuzzy tubular flowers held on long red-tone spikes.
Rosebud Sage/Salvia 2013 Zone 8b, Pete is 5' 11" so the salvia is at least 7'.
Copyright Efeftherios Dariotis (Liberto Dario), horticulturist and botanist from Athens, Greece.