Salvia Angel Wings

New Salvia hybrid Angel Wings

I acquired this delightful compact Salvia at a plant stall at an open garden I visited in Brisbane in 2013. I had never heard of it before but I loved its gorgeous two-tone pink flowers: soft pink with darker pink markings that did sort of look like angel's wings. The flowers are enhanced by a very dark calyces. It grows to about 50 or 60 cm tall and it seems that it is an Australian hybrid, possibly related to Salvia microphylla or a hybrid between that and Salvia greggii. It flowered non-stop from November until about June in my garden. It does best in sun and can be pruned hard in August each year or progressively pruned by removing one stem every so often during the year.

Flowers in January, February, March, April, May, June, November, December.