Mystery Woman in Red – Salvia or Other?
So here she is, a picture taken fairly late in the season, but you’ll get the idea. She gets to be about two to three foot tall, in a sparse, woody way. She grows out of wet rocks and cliffsides mostly. Earlier in the season she was absolutely covered in flowers but she’s dying back now. The flowers look a pit pink in the pictures but earlier in the season they were brilliant scarlet red, and the leaves are a slightly bluish green. Square stems, HIGHLY aromatic with a minty, sagey euphoric kind of scent. Note the very narrow leaves, and somewhat un-Salvia like calyx. Astringent, nervine, wound healing, diaphoretic are the most noticeable effects just yet. Sounds very Sage like, yes? Help! Please assist me in IDing this amazing woman in red.