Salvia haenkei 'Prawn Chorus'

This is a much smaller, and compact plant than the usual form, only 2 ft. tall. The flower stems are very congested, with many bright red flowers. Like the species, it is expected to be borderline hardy, so cuttings should be taken. I hope that a dwarfing agent has not been used on this Salvia, in which case it could revert to the normal size, as it is a very colourful and appealing small shrub. A close-up of the flowers will show that the name "Prawn Chorus" is apt. Photograph by Rolando Uria.