Baby Sage (Salvia microphylla 'Red Velvet') in the Salvias Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 48 inches
Plant Spread: 48 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Parentage: Salvia microphylla x Belize Form
Child plants: one child plant

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'Red Velvet' was a featured
Plant of the Day for October 13, 2015.

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Date: Apr 4, 2009 12:40 AM
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Comments:
Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Apr 11, 2014 7:05 PM

I got this beauty in 2013 and grew it for the first time. The flowers are a bright red and always an attention getter.

I had it in a container tub along with 2 other Salvias. It grew fast and bloomed for a long time. The next time I grow it, I'm going to plant it in a container by itself, so it can grow and bloom to its fullest. It's a wonderful Salvia and I love it!

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