Salvia confertiflora is also known as Sabra Spike Sage. It is part of the Lamiaceae family of plants. It is native to Brazil. Salvia confertiflora is a tender perennial but woody at the base. Protect it in the winter cold.
The fragrant sage-scented foliage is ovate and dark green. It has serrated edges and velvety hairs. It produces tall red-brown spikes up to 2ft or 60cm with small red flowers in summer and autumn. Deadhead the flowers for a longer flowering season.
Plant Salvia confertiflora in the sun in humus-rich, moist soil that is well-drained. Don’t place it in the hot sun, it just needs the light, not the harsh sun. Salvia confertiflora can grow to 1.5m or 5ft.
Propagate by seed and softwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in autumn. Watch out for root rot, slugs, and snails, capsid bug, rosemary beetle, or leafhopper. Salvia confertiflora flowers attract bees and pollinators.