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Scarlet sage Overview
These are annuals, biennials, perennials and evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs and sub-shrubs. Salvia is an ancient Latin name which is derived from salveo which means to save or to heal. There are about 900 species, which produce tubular shaped flowers, in many different colours. The leaves of some species may be used for flavouring foods.
Common problems with Scarlet sage
How to propagate Scarlet sage
Propagate shrubs and sub-shrubs by softwood, semi-ripe or basal cuttings in mid-summer.
Sow seed of half hardy annuals under glass in early spring and of fully hardy species outdoors in mid-spring.
You can propagate perennials by division in the spring.
Other uses of Scarlet sage
Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.