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Scarlet Sage

Botanical Name
Salvia splendens
Min Zone
10
Max Zone
11
Height
1 to 2 feet
Width
8 to 18 inches
Flowers
Summer to frost: red, white, purple, rose, salmon, pink, lavender
Light
Full sun
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Start salvia from seed indoors six to eight weeks before the last spring frost
  • Plant transplants in the garden after all danger of frost has passed
  • Space smaller cultivars 8 inches apart
  • Space larger cultivars 10 to12 inches apart
  • Deadhead to encourage branching and continual blooming
Problems
Downy and powdery mildew
Varieties
  • Firecracker Series - 10 to 12 inches, variety of colors
  • Empire Series - 10 to 12 inches, variety of colors
  • Ablazin' Series - 18 to 26 inches, no deadheading necessary, red and purple flowers

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