|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
|Plant Height:||1-2 feet|
|Plant Spread:||1-2 feet|
Other: Periodically trim to keep it bushy.
Other: Dark calyxes
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Deadhead faded flower stems to ensure more flowering throughout the season
|Uses:||Suitable as Annual
|Propagation: Seeds:||Start indoors
Other info: Freely self-seed in warm winter climates.
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
'Forest Fire' was a featured
Plant of the Day for September 27, 2015.
|Posted by Catmint20906 (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Aug 26, 2014 5:29 AM
Texas Sage (Salvia coccinea) 'Forest Fire' produces brilliant red blossoms from midsummer to early fall. A native of the Americas, it is hardy in zones 8a-10b. It is an excellent source of nectar for bees and other insects and for hummingbirds, which are attracted to its bright red flowers. 'Forest Fire' is a sturdy cultivar that does well in part sun and blooms profusely.
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|Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Mar 7, 2017 5:42 PM
This is a great Hummingbird attracting Salvia and I love it! I've grown it in containers and although it had reseeded before, I try and get another one the following spring. I'd get a plant of Forest Fire for my parents and they loved this Salvia. They'd tell me that they got lots of Hummers visiting the flowers and got so excited seeing the Hummers. A bright, easy, beautiful and long blooming Salvia.
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