Salvia coccinea 'Tall Form'

This is a very tall form of Salvia coccinea, which was discovered in Yucatan, Mexico. It was also named as Salvia pseudococcinea, which I believe to be incorrect. This is a vigorous plant, and in a warm summer can reach 8 ft high. (Usually about 5 ft in the UK). Best treated as an annual in cold areas as it sets seed freely. Stunning when grown en masse, especially if regularly dead-headed. Photo by Rolando Uria.