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botanical name:
Salvia miniata
Salvia miniata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Belize Sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 1.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Tender small shrub with glossy green leaves often tipped with dark purple, especially in sun. Spikes of vivid scarlet-red flowers from July and lasting well into autumn.

cultivation:
Well drained moist, humus-rich soil and part shade or full sun in a warm sheltered position. Needs protection from frost. Does not normally attain full size in cool areas, perhaps reaching about 60cm.

propagation:
From cuttings

other notes:
From Belize, Guatemala, parts of Mexico.

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