Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens 'Red Pillar') in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 18 inches
Plant Spread: 14 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
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

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 28, 2020 10:57 AM

I found this older cultivar listed in my old 1976 Ball Seed catalog in the 'Medium Height section, as it gets about 14 inches high. It is noted as having attractive green foliage and spikes of deep fiery red. I remember buying it in the past, probably the 1980's and 90's, and maybe later.

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