A dramatic herbaceous late flowering perennial native to Central and South America especially Brazil.
In late Summer and Autumn the slender spikes of brick red flowers with dark fuzzy crimson chalices create a striking picture. We underplant with the red Blood Lily Haemanthus coccineus which flowers at the same time.
Salvia confertiflora is a tender perennial but survives well under high trees here in the Manawatu. Any pruning is done late Winter.
A drift of these will stop your visitors in their tracks.