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Scarlet Sage

Salvia coccinea

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Salvia coccinea

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Salvia coccinea Plant Information

Scientific Name: Salvia coccinea
Common Name: scarlet sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, container plantings, natives

use as mass or foundation plantings
Plant Form: upright
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 1.5 feet
Foliage: crinkled pubescent leaves, ovate to deltoid in shape
Flower: red flowers in terminal spikes
Bloom Period: Summer - Fall
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: well-drained
Heat Tolerance: very high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 8 - 11
Native Range: Texas

Southeastern US
Maintenance: cut back to create a more bushy form


propagation by seed

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