What is Salvia microphylla
Salvia microfila (scientific name: Salvia microphylla) is native to Mexico from the southern part of the United States, and semi cold-resistant herbs of the Labiatae family. As massage leaves scent like a cherry, it is also called Cherry Sage. There are Salvia greggii (S. greggii) in the closely related species, and Salvia jamensis in the natural hybrid of 'S. microphylla' and 'S. greggii', It is also called cherry sage. The English name Cherry Sage is a generic term for these.
S. microphylla stretches spikes from the stem and florets of cherry red (peach colored) bloom for a long period of time from spring to autumn. Branches are thin and reddish brown. The leaves are green, small oval, with a sweet scent. Besides making it for ornamental use, it is used for herb tea and potpourri. Flowers and leaves are used for decoration and coloring of dishes because they have a sweet scent. The genus name "Salvia" was attached from the Latin "salvare (treatment)", the seed name "microphylla" from "micro (minimal) + phylla (leaf)". Flower language is "burning thought." It is an association from flower color. Make flowers of red · white covered rings bloom to garden cultivars Salvia microfila "Hot Lips" or Cherry sage "Hot lips" (Scientific name: Salvia microphylla cv. Hot Lips) Cherry Sage (S. microphylla) is similar to Pineapple Sage, which is edible with red bloom in the autumn.
Common name: Salvia microphylla, Scientific name: Salvia microphylla, also known as: Cherry Sage (but not only this species), leaf shape: egg shape, leaf shape: opposite, Origin: South of the USA - Mexico, plant height: 50 to 100 cm, flowering period: April to November, flower size: 2 to 3 cm.