Would be great if you can tell me what it is.
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This might be Salvia microphylla (syn.grahamii) ; or a close relation anyhow. This is an ornamental originating in USA/Mexico and has numerous cultivars.
Evergreen. Bushy. Sub-shrub/small shrub/shrubby perennial. Lvs. ovate/eliptic, soft hairy/smooth 1.5 - 4cm. rounded teeth. Fls. Paired or whorled borne in terminal racemes. Deep crimson/magenta/pink/purple. 2.5cm long. Late summer to Autumn.
Easily prop'd by stem cuttings. Used in Uk for the dreaded 'Summer Bedding', containers etc., in sheltered dryish spots in full sun will last a few years.
See what you think.
A somewhat variable plant to say the least, but I guess that's evolution for you! glimbo[/i]
It is a purely cultivated/ornamental plant in Malta, often found in public gardens an so far I have never found it naturalised or as a casual alien. I have seen it only at Romeo Romana so far.