Scarlet Sage Flower Seed
Scarlet Sage, Blood Sage Seed
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|Habitat||Bloom Period||Color||Height Inches||Moisture||Plant Spacing||Lifespan|
|sun||summer - fall||red||24 to 36||dry to average||18 to 36 inches||annual|
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Salvia coccinea seed
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Salvia coccinea, Scarlet sage or Blood Sage is a very attractive annual wild flower perfect for the hummingbird garden. Scarlet Sage is a deer resistant wildflower that will tolerate salt spray and salty soil and like most Salvias loves heat. This species will do well right through the hottest weather with or without water. Salvia coccinea prefers sharp-draining soil. Scarlet sage is a sub-shrub perennial in warmer climates and an annual where winter temperatures stay below freezing for more than a few hours at a time. Scarlet sage reaches 2'-3' tall, with 1"-2" triangular leaves on long petioles (leaf stems) opposite each other on a square stem. The showy flowers are bright red, about an inch long, and arranged in loose whorls along the upright stem. Scarlet Sage blooms appear continuously from early summer to first frost. Salvia coccinea can tolerate intermittent shade but does best in full sun, tolerates drought, but flowering may suffer without supplemental watering during dry spells. Native Salvia coccinea can be planted from seed and grown as an annual to USDA Zone 4, will survive the winters in Zones 9 and 10 and sometimes in Zone 8. Will reseed itself annually in Zones 6-8. This American mint is especially desirable in natural area gardens where it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and maintains itself year after year without dominating or becoming invasive.
Salvia coccinea (scarlet sage), although an annual this far north, has become one of my daughters favorite wildflowers. Last spring she planted a bed of Scarlet Sage on an area that was previously used as a driveway for many years. The area was hard, compacted clay soil with a thin layer of mulch. Her Scarlet sage bloomed continually from mid summer until frost with very little additional water and was used heavily by hummingbirds.
The map below
shows areas where Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage grows wild but it can be planted and will grow over
most of the United States.
USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.
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Scarlet sage or Blood Sage Plant distribution map
complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
(http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.