Salvia barbata Sessé & Moc.
Salvia fulgens gesneriiflora (Lindl. & Paxton) Voss
Salvia grandiflora Sessé & Moc.
Salvia gesneriiflora is a herbaceous perennial plant with stems that can become woody, at least at the base. It can grow up to 7.5 metres tall in the wild, but is usually much smaller in cultivation[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its edible flowers. It is often grown as an ornamental.
C. America to southern N. America - central and southern Mexico.
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
A plant of higher elevations in the tropics, where it is usually found at elevations between 2,000 - 3,000 metres. Plants can tolerate occasional temperatures down to about -6°c[
Grows best in a sunny position with a well-drained soil[
Plants can be cut back quite severely and will usually resprout freely[
Flowers - raw[
]. Ideal for garnishing or adding to salads[
]. Sweet, melting and filled with nectar, the large, red, tubular flowers are excellent eaten out of hand[
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