It is a bicolour variety with red flowers covered with white petals.
Native to Brazil, scarlet sage is a clump-forming, annual or tender perennial that typically grows to 30 cm tall on square, upright stems.
Features long-tubed flowers in dense, erect, terminal racemes from summer to fall.
Oval, serrate, dark green leaves.
Good for Beds, borders, cottage gardens, cutting gardens. Compact selections are good for edging and containers.
Grow in average, evenly moist, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade.
If desired, cut back and pot up several plants in fall or take cuttings in late summer for overwintering in a bright but cool sunny window.
Genus - Salvia
Species - Splendens
Variety - Surprise
Common name - Scarlet Sage
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 11
Height - 0,30 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual
Exposure - Full Sun, part shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Rich, Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Landscape uses - Beds, borders, cottage gardens, cutting gardens. Compact selections are good for edging and containers
Bloom season - May - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green, Gray Green / Red-white
Sow seeds indoors 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost on February - March.
Do not cover the seeds, as they need light to germinate.
Germination temperature: +18-+20C.
Normally germinates in 14 days.
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