This native wildflower offers a bright splash of color. This vase-shaped shrub grows to about 24 to 30 inches tall but can reach up to 4-feet-tall in subtropical climates. Red salvia has attractive triangular leaves of matte dusty green.
It features bright red flowers, tubular-shaped, on spirals that measure between 10 and 12 inches long.
Benefits of Scarlet Sage
- Highly attractive to bees and butterflies
- Draws in hummingbirds
- Easy to grow and maintain
- Drought tolerant with low nutrient requirements
- Vivid red blooms add tropical color
Tips for Growing Scarlet Sage
As a wildflower, salvia should be planted on top of the soil to receive sunlight. In zones 9-11, plant out any time between February and November. Alternatively, you can start them indoors in cell trays.
In temperate climates, start indoors or outdoors once soil temperatures reach 75 degrees.
Keep moist until the seeds germinate, then water weekly. Salvias do well in full sun or partial shade. Seed may take from 7 to 21 days to germinate.
For best blooms, use compost or a balanced organic fertilizer, but do not overfertilize. Deadhead spent blooms regularly but remember to allow enough flowers to fully mature at the end of the active season for reseeding.
Tropical Red Sage Details:
- Life span: Perennial in zones 7-11, may be annual in cooler zones
- Color scheme: Vivid red
- Height: 2 to 3 feet
- Time to Germinate: 10-21 days.
- Time to maturity: 12-14 weeks
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