Full or part sun. Darcyi is a low perennial sage, with sticky triangular leaves and a sharp fragrance. Dramatic red flower spikes bloom all season long, especially in autumn. More herbaceous than woody, it can be fairly evergreen in warm winters.
Native to 9000-foot elevations of the Sierra Madre Oriental, Mexico, this salvia is a fairly recent introduction to horticulture, first collected in 1991; it lacks a widely used common name. Salvia darcyi is well-behaved in the garden, endures for years, tolerates extreme cold, and makes a good companion for some of the smaller red salvias.