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Tropical Sage

Salvia splendens

Also known as

Red salvia, Scarlet sage, Sage

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

4a

USDA zone

-34°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

40cm

20cm

Min

15cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Tropical Sage Overview

Also called scarlet sage and tropical sage, this species is a tender, herbaceous, perennial from Brazil. The native form of this plant is rarely grown in cultivation, rather bred cultivars developed from this species are often found in garden centres. This plant produces bright red, tubular flowers on vertical inflorescences.

Common problems with Tropical Sage

How to propagate Tropical Sage

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer.

Seed

Division

Division at any time.

Other uses of Tropical Sage

Border, cutting bed, edging. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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