SCARLET SAGE Salvia coccinea

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Salvia coccinea, the blood sage, scarlet sage, Texas sage, or tropical sage, is widespread throughout the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and northern South America (Colombia, Peru, and Brazil).

Its specific epithet, coccinea, means "scarlet-dyed" (Latin), referring to the color of its flowers.

The plant reaches 2 to 4 ft (0.61 to 1.22 m) in height, with many branches, and a spread of about 2.5 ft (0.76 m). The hairy leaves, scalloped on the edges, are pea green, varying in size, all the way up to 3 in (7.6 cm) long and 2 in (5.1 cm) wide. Flower color and size is quite variable. Flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds and butterflies!

Type: Perennial, often grown as an annual

Hardiness zones: 8-10, in colder zones treat as an annual

Height: 18", 45cm

Location: Sun or part sun

Seeds per pack: 20

Safe: Considered safe, non-toxic to children and people! This is our research, though we still suggest you confirm this yourself.

Germination: These seeds are very easy to germinate! Place the seeds on the surface of the soil and keep continually moist until plants germinate. Germinate at room temperature. Seeds germinate in about 14 days. Grow in a sunny location.


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