Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens 'Saucy Red')

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 12, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens 'Saucy Red').

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens Saucy™ Red) .

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Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens Saucy™ Red)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
May 12, 2016 6:13 PM CST
I'd love to find and grow this gorgeous beauty! I like the fact that it is 2 to 3 feet in height.

Great pics @mellielong!
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Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
May 12, 2016 6:22 PM CST
What great timing! I gave in and bought a couple of these the other day. I literally planted them two days ago. The first day, I had a Spicebush Swallowtail on them! And today I saw the male Ruby-Throated hummingbird checking them out! So far they've transplanted really well, especially considering it's getting in the upper 80's out there. I've got them in part shade as part of my butterfly garden. Most things wilt and lose all their flowers when I transplant them in this kind of heat, but so far, so good!

Here's the Spicebush Swallowtail giving them a taste.

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Here they are right after being planted.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Birds Xeriscape Organic Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Critters Allowed
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Marilyn
May 12, 2016 10:37 PM CST
@mellielong

Wonderful! Great pic with the Spicebush Swallowtail butterfly. Don't forget to deadhead them, so they keep producing flowers. Keep us posted on them and lucky you that they're perennials where you live.

Here's the link to submit pics. Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens Saucy™ Red)

Did you see the Salvia splendens 'Saucy Wine' available when you got the Saucy Red?
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Melanie Long
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Larva tested, Pupa approved!
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Salvias
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Forum moderator Plant Identifier
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mellielong
May 12, 2016 11:09 PM CST
No, I haven't seen 'Saucy Wine' yet, but I'll keep my eyes open!
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