This is a perennial that I've seen locally - I think it's rather sweet but I don't know what it is - anyone?
It's a salvia. Maybe hot lips but it might be too pink for that...
On the other side is it a large shrub?
I agree it looks like a Salvia to me.
It's the shrub "hot lips". I've quite a few of those in my garden.
Salvia hot lips!
Yep Salvia Hotlips! My plant has a mixture of white flowers, red flowers , white and red flowers and white and pink flowers! Lovely plant!
I'just acquired this plant after much searching its Salvia Hot Lips, a little tender but should be ok here as I live in the south.
Oh thanks everyone, that's a great help. All I know is that it comes up every year in some of the gardens locally and seems hardy here on the south coast.
Brilliant, now I can have one of my own!
Is the trick with identifying salvias the flowers remind me of pea flowers?