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Scarlet Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia splendens Sellow ex Roem. & Schult.
Family: Lamiaceae
Scarlet Sage (Salvia  splendens) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 6-10 as annual

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun, to light shade

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Perennial grown as annual, up to 5 feet (1.5 m) most cultivars to 1 foot (30 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular Water

Propagation: Seeds

Salvia splendens is one of the most commonly grown ornamental Salvia species. It is cultivated as a bedding plant in many countries.

Scarlet Sage (Salvia  splendens)

Blooming Habits:
Most nurseries carry dwarf varieties in various colors including scarlet, purple, orange, lavender and yellow. Remove old flower spikes to encourage repeated flowering. Hummingbirds are attracted by flowers

Fruiting Habits:

Sow indoor at 70 to 85F (21 to 29C). Plant 8 weeks old seedlings 10 inches apart (25 cm).

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