Salvia (Salvia splendens 'Lighthouse Red') in the Salvias Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 - 30 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2019-09-27
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-05-26Blooming plant grown from a very old seed
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2018-05-26Blooming plant grown from a very old seed
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2008-06-02
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2008-06-02
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Location: Wilmington, Delaware USADate: 2019-07-27
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Salvias in the container garden by Gerris2 Mar 22, 2020 1:35 PM 94
Annual Salvias from Seed by dmurray407 Feb 24, 2017 12:27 PM 8
Talking Salvias by Marilyn Nov 11, 2013 9:54 PM 250

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