Salvia elegans "Honey Melon"
"Honey Melon Pieapple Sage" grows shorter than the species, but it makes up for its shorter stature by blooming earlier and longer than the two varieties above. Honey Melon grows to about two feet, and if you keep older stems cut back, new growth and new blooms will delight. The blooms are very slender, and they are the most intense red I think I've ever seen. This sweet smelling Salvia is ideal for pots or the herb garden and grows in full sun to partial shade in rich, well-drained soil. Perennial in Zones 9-11 only, so take yours inside before cold weather. Quarts.