Salvia splendens 'Salsa Plum'
Flowering for months, as I have been cutting back each batch of flowers when they finish and more are produced within no time. The flower colour varies from plum to maroon or cranberry, depending on the weather and light conditions. The individual flared trumpet shaped flowers below the papery calyx have an orange throat a bit like like a mango salsa combo. So an aptly named short lived perennial or annual summer bloomer. Seed is best sown in spring, though germination can be erratic and it is best to wait until days are consistently warm for success.