General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 inches
Plant Spread: 15 - 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Other: Scarlet
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. Summer to frost.
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Salvia

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 28, 2020 10:50 AM concerning plant:
    I found this cultivar listed in my old Ball Seed catalog of 1976 as being a popular selection in the 1970's that grew about 24 inches high and had a good even, bushy habit. I know that I've seen it sold in decades after that.

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