Scarlet Sage

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Scarlet Sage

Salvia coccinea
Salvia; Texas Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood Sage, Red Sage, Indian Fire
1

4 feet
1

3 feet
Southern U.S. and Mexico; tropical Americas
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Partial shade, even under live oaks; blooms better with morning sun. A small, spreading herbaceous perennial with spikes of scarlet red blooms all through the warm season. Many colors and various cultivars (from ‘Brenthurst’ to ‘Lavender Lady’) are available.

Scarlet sage makes an easy native substitute for impatiens or begonia in shade, with the added bonus of being a major hummingbird attractant.

Maintenance

Cut back after freezing in early winter. May wilt a bit in summer sun, but bounces back with rain or supplemental water.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
1-4' H, 1-3' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Lavender, Pink, Red
Bloom Time:
February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

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