Sage Scarlet Salvia Coccinea is a herbaceous, tender perennial wildflower. Sage Scarlet seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors after last frost. Also commonly called Hummingbird Sage and Texas Sage, Salvia Coccinea blooms with very showy spikes of tubular, bright red flowers that are arranged in loose whorls along the strong upright stems. The Scarlet Sage flowers appear continuously from early summer to first frost, attracting butterflies and hummingbirds.
Sage Scarlet is especially desirable in natural area gardens where it maintains itself year after year without dominating or becoming invasive, and because of its brilliant color blooms, Scarlet Sage is also a good bedding, border and container plant. Salvia Coccinea seeds are easy to grow, and when Hummingbird Sage re-sows, the seeds remain in the soil, germinating continuously all year except during freezing temperatures.
Height: 24-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.5
USDA Zones: 7-10 (As Perennial) All regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (8-10 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-30 Days