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Salvia coccinea

Scarlet Sage

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Salvia coccinea (Scarlet Sage)

Like most salvias, this one is a heat-lover. This species will do well from spring through the hottest weather, with or without water. Prefers well-drained sites. This wildflower is a close relative of the red salvia we all know as a common bedding plant—the very formal spike of fire engine red flowers on small upright plants. These meadow plants are less formal and more suited to growing in a natural wild garden. When in bloom, this one adds great meadow color.

Additional Information:


Height
24-36 Inches

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Spread
18-24 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Red


USDA Hardiness Zone 6-8

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Trim regularly to keep plants compact and attractive.

Good Companions
Sweet Everlasting (Gnaphalium obtusifolium), Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

UPL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Root

Fibrous

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

Average

Special Uses

Containers

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar