Lepechinia salviae is a shrubby perennial that is often mistaken for a Salvia. It has large, grey-green leaves with an arrowhead shape. The foliage is scented, sort of mint-like. The tube shaped flowers are loved by hummingbirds. The carmine-red, burgundy flowers arising from dark calyces on pink tinted stems, they start blooming in early summer and continue until fall or the end of the growing season. Grows 3 to 4 feet tall and about the same in width.
Native to Chile