[Salvia penstemonoides]'Big Red Sage' Lamiaceae:
Dark rose-red colored flowers are Penstemon-like. A rare species from Texas. Plants grow 3 to 5 feet tall and are long lived with claw shaped flowers. The flowers are produced at the ends of the stems in spike-like inflorescences. Grow in full sun on limestone based soils, clump forming plants with a number of shoots per plant and glossy penstemon-like foliage.
Try 4 weeks at 65-75ºF, if no Germination, 4 weeks at 30-39ºF, then 65-75ºF. Surface sow seeds, light helps with Germination.