Salvia (Salvia microphylla 'Forever Red') in the Salvias Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 3 - 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 - 4 feet
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Soft red to pinkish
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Winter
Other: Flowering will even continue well into winter where frost is absent
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

'Forever Red' was a featured
Plant of the Day for August 8, 2017.

Discussion Threads about this plant
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Kudos longevity, and how to ensure it by JumpsuitJamey Jun 24, 2019 7:33 PM 3
Agastaches and Salvia from seed by jg0613 Mar 23, 2016 10:06 AM 32
Let's talk about Salvias & Agastaches! (CLOSED) by Danita Oct 27, 2012 10:05 AM 432

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