Mexican scarlet sage
- Scientific name: Salvia fulgens
- Family: Lamiaceae (mint)
Perennial herb or subshrub reaching up to 1m tall. Woody base producing many branched stems. Leaves simple and up to 12cm long.
- In Mexico this plant is used as a medicine known as 'mirto' to treat some stomach ailments.
- The bright red flowers of this plant have helped it to become popular with gardeners around the world.