If you love Autumn Sages (Salvia greggii) but want a plant that is also tolerant of shade, try this rarely offered one. A woody perennial shrub, Salvia microphylla has tiny, triangular, margined, black-currant scented leaves and flowers that are similar in shape to those of S. greggii. This particular cultivar has fire engine-red flowers contrasted by green calyx. In bloom, it is attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies. Hardy from zone 7 onwards. 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Full sun to half-day of sun, and any well-drained garden soils. Drought tolerant when established, can take extreme sun and heat. Also tolerant of regular water on a weekly basis if you want to interplant this with other plants that need more water. Fresh seeds, harvested 03/2017.