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Scarlet Sage

Salvia coccinea

Also known as

Sage

Texas sage (1571020768) by Carl E Lewis (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Scarlet Sage Overview

Also known as scarlet sage, a name shared with other plant species. This species is a tender annual plant that grows to around 75cm high. It produces oval to heart-shaped foliage and scarlet flowers in whorls on flowering spikes measuring around 30cm in length.

Common problems with Scarlet Sage

How to propagate Scarlet Sage

Cuttings

Propagate shrubs and sub-shrubs by softwood, semi-ripe or basal cuttings in mid-summer.

Seed

Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.

Division

You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.

Special features of Scarlet Sage

Attracts bees

Other uses of Scarlet Sage

Border, specimen Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.