There seems to be a fair amount of difference of opinion on Salvia microphylla. Some
call it watermelon sage, others blackberry sage, and nothing I've found on the web mentions
the mint-like smell of the leaves, which the sample in the Botanical Gardnes also had. But then,
Salvia elegans is supposed to smell like pineapple, and I didn't smell that on the
sample I saw at the Botanical Gardens. There's also a variety of opinion on the size of the
plant, though all agree that it flowers almost continuously. There also seem to be different
cultivars, one of which has red and white flowers. None of
on the web look quite like ours.