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Salvia Tropical Sage

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​​​​Salvia Tropical Sage

Salvia Coccinea

  • Common Name: Tropical Salvia, also Scarlet Salvia, Scarlet Sage
  • Scientific Name:  Salvia Coccinea
  • Family Name: Labiatae
  • Origin: SE US
  • Height:  2’ – 4’
  • Width:  1’ – 2’
  • Growth:  Moderate
  • Zone:  7 – 11
  • Light Needs:  Full to Partial sun
  • Salt Tolerance:   Minimal
  • Soil/PH/Texture:  Medium texture, acidic, alkaline sandy
  • Soil Moisture:  Moist, well drained
  • Drought Tolerance:  Moderate
  • Pests/Diseases: Slugs, snails, whiteflies
  • Growing Conditions:  Salvia will perform well in full sun, partial shade, or full shade; however, flowering is reduced in partial shade.
  • Characteristics:  Leaves have long leaf stems opposite each other on a square primary stem. The leaves seem to grow smaller as this subshrub grows larger.
  • Propagation:  Seeds, self-seeding.
  • Wildlife:  Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
  • Facts:  This versatile perennial wildflower is a steadfast addition to any wildflower garden. No pollinator can resist its bright red flowers, but it is particularly attractive to bees, large butterflies and hummingbirds. It typically blooms in summer and fall, but can bloom year-round in many parts of the state.
  • Designer Considerations:  Used for cut flowers; border; edging; mass planting; attracts butterflies; attracts hummingbirds