Salvia canariensis is a strong-growing, tall plant with the grey, soft, felt-covered, arrow-shaped leaves. Come summer it excels itself, producing spikes of deep magenta-pink flowers. Apart from appealing to sunbirds and pollinators, they make excellent cut flowers, too. They are ideal for a sunny spot at the back of a border.
We will have a few of these stunners at our Open Gardens Constantia plant sale tomorrow and Saturday.
Photo and text: Marianne Alexander