Salvia coccinea Scarlet


Salvia coccinea
Also known as: Red Texas Sage, Scarlet Hummingbird Sage



Salvia coccinea
Also known as: Red Texas Sage, Scarlet Hummingbird Sage

A hardy annual or tender perennial, in warmer climates, this variety tends to act as an annual. The fluorescent red tubular flowers are concentrated in whorls surrounding a square stem. Prefers sandy to gravelly soil in full sun to partial shade. Very drought tolerant once established and likes sandy loam soil with weekly watering. Top dress with lime. A butterfly and hummingbird magnet!

Yearly Foliage: Tender Perennial (easily reseeds)

Hardiness Zone: 8-10

Light: Full sun to partial shade

Mature Growth: 2-4 feet high – 2-3 feet wide

Soil: Average, sandy loam, added lime helpful. Deep weekly during dry spells, drought tolerant once establish

Blooms: Summer to first frost

Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-bees, Hummingbirds


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Starter Liner, 1 Quart, 1 Gallon