Salvia 'Jean's Jewel'

This gem was discovered by Kathleen Navarez in the Cabrillo College garden (California), amongst the collection of Salvia guaraniticas. A chance seedling, the flowers are characteristic of guaranitica, except for the beautiful deep pink colour. It is much dwarfer than most guaraniticas, reaching only 3-4 ft. It is very floriferous, and could be an outstanding introduction, though potentially invasive as it has a lot of rhizomes. It could possibly be a hybrid. I recently saw this in the wonderful garden of Rolando Uria, in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and I thank him for the photo. (Mine were out of focus!)