Salvia involucrata is also known as Roseleaf Sage or Rosey Leaf Sage. It is a herbaceous perennial and belongs to the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Mexico and grows in forests and shady locations. It has colorful and larger bracts which is the reason for it being named involucrata. Salvia involucrata can grow to about 5ft or 1.5m. The flowers and the bracts are dark pink or purplish-red in color, Salvia involucrata flower throughout summer and autumn. Pair of bracts usually envelope three flowers and they fall as flowers develop. The foliage is dark green and ovate or cordate-shaped.
Plant Salvia involucrata in humus-rich, fertile soil, that is well-drained, it likes deep watering but drainage is also important. Propagate by division or cuttings in summer. Prune back in early spring so it regenerates fresh growth. It is generally disease-free, but watch out for leafhoppers, slugs, and snails. Salvia involucrata is used in traditional medicine especially for memory-enhancement.