It's hard to beat the bud/flower colour combination of Salvia mexicana. Fantastic lime green buds, from which the gorgeous rich purple flowers emerge. This variety is 'Lolita'. This form seems to be quite early flowering: our original plant (now enjoying life in the lovely gardens of @babbs _farm_gardens) has been in flower since early August.
A flower stem of S. discolor has also photo bombed its way into the pic!
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