Salvia confertiflora is a woody perennial with ridged angular stems. The leaves, soft and felt-like to the touch, are held opposite on the stem. This native of Brazil is very happy in the semi tender border to the south of the front range.
The flowers are carried on a long straight inflorescence, opening from the base. These are an unusual shade of orange and relatively small. This is a spectacular specimen to prolong the flowering season well into autumn.
The plants are easily propagated from softwood cuttings and planted out in early summer when frost danger is past. This is an ideal plant to add height to bedding Growing to one meter and with a revolting pungent smell when the stem or leaves are bruised.