This is a fine new sage, related to S. curviflora, S. littae, and S. purpurea. It is found in Chiapas, and has a similar bloom period (late autumn and winter); the flowers ar a little over an inch long, but the spike is pretty tight. It should be a good hummer plant for the west coast, gulf coast and Florida.
I got a plant from Tony Avent, via cuttings taken in august. I had trouble germinating the seed, but Tony had better luck. Only one of the cuttings made it, and I think Tony's plant in his trial garden died from 100 degree stress.
The seed came from either Robin Middleton or Rolando Uria. I hope others had better luck, and that it will become available over the next year or so.
Anyway, this will be on my list for next year.