Salvia coccinea

Salvia coccinea

Scarlet sage

Perennial woody sub-shrub grows 1-2 ft. high, found through the southern U.S. In warmer climates, this variety tends to act as an annual. Prefers sandy to gravely soil in full sun to partial shade. Red flowers bloom from May until frost.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 2 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
15 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Best
Moderately Coarse: 
Best
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Marginal
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Not Adapted
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
48.60 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
320,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Red
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fall