Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Salvia (Salvia coccinea 'Pseudococcinea')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Aug 31, 2018 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Salvia (Salvia coccinea 'Pseudococcinea').

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Salvia (Salvia coccinea 'Pseudococcinea')
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Name: Judy
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jg0613
Sep 1, 2018 8:00 PM CST
I did post a comment to the database when I submitted the photos. This is the first year I have grown this one but definitely plan on making it a "regular". It is an annual in my zone, but has set seed so hoping perhaps for volunteers next year. If not I consider it worth purchasing again. I love the height and the stems stay fairly upright. They are somewhat susceptible to breakage with strong wind so might consider a spot that is sheltered from winds if possible. I do plan to use a different location next year. I have had good success with all the coccinea I have grown in my yard. They seem to do well in my clay soil (amended of course for better drainage). The blooms are bright and stunning! I definitely recommend this one highly!
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Sep 1, 2018 9:52 PM CST
Here's the link from FBTS. https://www.fbts.com/salvia-ps...

And here's a link from FBTS that Kermit talks about the different varieties of Salvia coccinea.

https://www.fbts.com/sacred-sa...

I got this one from Flowers By The Sea this year. I got it mainly for the hummingbirds, but I'm sure it's attracting other pollinators. It's in a mixed salvia container on our side entry driveway and I can't get to it to see the plant tag to confirm the exact salvia, as everything is big, tall and wide with all the containers there. I think I'll have to get it next year and plant it in a container by itself, as it's probably getting crowded out.

It's been too hot and we're going to get more 90+ days this coming week, so it will be awhile till I can see which container it's in.

I love all the salvia coccinea varieties and so do hummingbirds.

Judy, your pics are beautiful. I haven't been able to get any pics this year with the weather we've been having all season, but hope to when fall arrives and the weather is cooler and better.
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Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


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Name: Judy
NW MO (Zone 6a)
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Seed Starter Xeriscape Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Garden Photography Salvias
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jg0613
Sep 2, 2018 12:33 AM CST
Thank You! for the compliment on the photos. Some of mine are not in such great shape for photos right now either! I have a Ssalvia Coccinea Vermillion that is just starting another round of blooms- the plant looks fine but waiting for more blooms to photograph it. This S Pseudococcinea bloomed that way also, had a full round of blooms then a period of growth before this round of blooms began. For some reason this one has thrived better than some, perhaps because I have it in a location with morning sun and light shade in afternoon during hottest part of the day. My 2 S. Guaranitica Purple Haze plants are in the same flower bed and they have also held up remarkably well. Given its size at maturity I would think you could easily put it in a container by itself.
I mentioned it in my database comment but I did get mine from Flowers by the Sea also. And I agree it is a big favorite of the hummingbirds!

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