This upright tender perennial provides rich color for annual bedding schemes where it is not hardy. Its deep red flowers are borne on 2- to 2.5- foot, open spikes from summer to autumn. Plants grow to about a foot wide and bear hairy, oval to heart-shaped leaves.
Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them.
Winter hardy to USDA Zones 8-10 only, in other zones - grown as an annual.
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Genus - Salvia
Species - Coccinea
Variety - scarlet
Common name - Sage
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 3 - 10
Height - 0,60 - 0,90 m
Spread - 0,15 - 0,45 m
Plant type - Annual or Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline
Soil type - Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Water requirements - Dry, moist
Landscape uses - Showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders.
Bloom season - July - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Red
Sow inside in pots from February to April.
Soak in water for 24 hours.
Sow on the surface of soil, cover with clear plastic.
Germinate in cool and bright room.
Do not cover very small seeds with soil, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.
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