Salvia longistyla in the Salvias Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Very deep blood red, Deep wine-red
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Salvia longistyla was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 26, 2017.

Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 27, 2013 11:31 PM

"Salvia longistyla is a Mexican plant species which flowers in mid-autumn. It is not hardy, and is grows best in a container, propagated from cuttings. This salvia has handsome, green foliage, and the flowering stems have long, deep, wine-red flowers."

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Salvia of the Day: Salvia 'Ton ter Linden' by Marilyn Nov 19, 2018 8:00 PM 4
Salvia of the Day: Salvia longistyla by Marilyn Nov 25, 2017 10:01 PM 1
Salvia longistyla by Marilyn Jan 29, 2014 3:56 AM 2

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