What is this plant?

by Liz

I need your help!

I have been calling this plant salvia since we moved in this house last year. They are popping up all over the yard, so they are some kind of perennial or native flower to Texas.

They have cute little red flowers on the tips. The second photo is a close up, so you can help me to identify.

I have one that is a good 3.5 feet tall next to my mailbox. They are really tall.

What are these plants? I would love to know.

I am trying to transplant them to the flowerbeds, I am excited they are pretty. And it is refreshing to know these will grow well in my soil and provide some color.

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Jan 17, 2012
Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana)
by: Backbone Valley Nursery

That appears to be Cedar Sage. It's a great plant for our Central Texas climate. Grows in shade and is deer resistant (a hard combination). It's one of my favorites.

Note from Liz: Thanks Backbone Valley Nursery!

Oct 23, 2011
Liz's mystery plant
by: nuismom

Liz, I am pretty sure it is red salvia. I had one a few years ago, and it proved to be quite invasive in my flower garden. I did finally get rid of it... pretty, but I don't want invasives.

Note from BigTex worms
They are popping up all over. I thought it might be salvia. Thanks.

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