Ask a Question forum: Salvia perennials (scarlet sage, Furman's red salvia), etc.

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Apr 8, 2017 2:48 PM CST
I need to know if there is a red salvia that will grow in the Denver, CO area (perennial) as this is a cold winter area.
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Apr 9, 2017 4:35 AM CST
Salvia microphylla is very hardy.
Salvia greggii Royal Bumble is rather choice although it may be better in a slightly sheltered spot.
Salvia darcyii is maybe worth a punt too.
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Apr 9, 2017 9:35 AM CST


Baby Sage (Salvia microphylla)
Salvia (Salvia microphylla 'Royal Bumble')
Red Mountain Sage (Salvia darcyi)

What zone are you in? All are minimum cold hardiness to approx. 7a

I believe Denver gets down to 5a or b
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Apr 9, 2017 7:13 PM CST
I am in zone 5a. Thank you for your information! It can get below freezing here once in awhile.

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