|Salvia coccinea f. pseudococcinea||Synonym|
|Salvia coccinea var. pseudococcinea||Synonym|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Partial Shade
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
|Maximum recommended zone:||Zone 10b
|Plant Height:||1 to 3 feet|
|Plant Spread:||24 inches|
|Fruit:||Edible to birds
|Flower Time:||Late summer or early fall
Suitable as Annual
|Toxicity:||Other: leaves are very fragrant.
|Propagation: Seeds:||Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Very easy to transplant or divide.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Tip
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
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Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea) was a featured
Plant of the Day for April 23, 2016.
|Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 26, 2013 10:50 PM
"Salvia coccinea (Texas sage, scarlet sage, tropical sage, blood sage) is a herbaceous perennial in the Lamiaceae family that is widespread throughout the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America (Colombia, Peru, and Brazil). At one time Brazil was considered to be where it originated, but its diploid chromosome count now points to Mexico as its place of origin.
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|Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 22, 2011 9:29 AM
I received seeds of this plant from a friend and love that it reseeds itself in my garden. It blooms from early summer until fall in a full sun location.
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|piksihk||On February 1, 2015||Bloomed
under oak tree; volunteer
|Catmint20906||On September 13, 2015||Bloomed|
|MrsBinWY||On March 31, 2018||Potted up
|MrsBinWY||On March 15, 2018||Seeds germinated
|MrsBinWY||On March 10, 2018||Seeds sown
16 seeds of 'Bicolor' from Danita in milk jug @ warm room temp
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