Scarlet Sage, Gentian Sage, Mealy-cup Sage
Salvia coccinea, S. patens, S. farinacea, S. splendens
A Baker's Dozen of Annual Salvias
SCARLET SAGE Salvia coccinea
SUMMER JEWEL SERIES Scarlet SageSalvia coccinea
Neat, heavy blooming, 20 inch tall plants produce spikes of brilliant white, red, or pastel pink flowers, continuously from spring until fall. All colors are hummingbird magnets. Flowers appear two weeks earlier, and hold better in wind and rain, than other salvias of this type. Flowering begins in as little as 50 days from seed. 'Summer Jewel' salvias produce highly uniform plants, which are excellent in containers, beds, or mixed borders.
SUMMER JEWEL RED Scarlet Sage
Brilliant red flowers nourish hummingbirds for many months. An All-America Selections Award Winner.
SUMMER JEWEL WHITE Scarlet Sage
Summer Jewel White blooms two weeks earlier than other white salvias of this type, with the compact growing, heavy blooming, hummingbird attracting qualities typical of this extraordinary series. A 2015 All-America Selections Award Winner.
SUMMER JEWEL PINK Scarlet Sage
Nectar rich, pastel pink flowers are hummingbird magnets. An All-America Selections Award Winner.
HUMMINGBIRD SERIES Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea
Easy to grow bushy, 2-3 foot tall, heavy flowering plants produce brilliant trumpet flowers that hummingbirds love! They flower from spring through fall and show remarkable heat tolerance.
HUMMINGBIRD SNOW NYMPH Scarlet Sage
Pure white flowers. A winner of the "Flameproof" award by the Dallas Arboretum for exceptional performance in the heat.
HUMMINGBIRD CORAL NYMPH Scarlet Sage
Salmon and white bicolor flowers.
HUMMINGBIRD FOREST FIRE Scarlet Sage
Brilliant red flowers with dark sepals. 'Forest Fire' is an improved version of 'Lady in Red,' with darker stems and richer flower color.
HUMMINGBIRD MIX Scarlet Sage
A brilliant blend of red, white, and salmon flowers.
GENTIAN SAGE Salvia patens
Gentian Sage produces brilliant gentian blue, hooded blooms over a long summer and fall season. Spreads slowly by tuberous roots. Perennial in zones 8 and above, can be grown as an annuals anywhere - and roots can be dug and stored over winter like dahlias. Easy to grow.
PATIO DEEP BLUE Gentian Sage
Compact, base branching, 1 foot tall plants flower within 12-14 weeks of sowing, produce deep blue flowers all summer and into fall. An outstanding performer, with uniformity comparable to the best cutting grown varieties.
BLUE ANGEL Gentian Sage
Produces brilliant gentian blue hooded blooms on 6-15 inch spikes over a long summer and fall season. Grows 24-36 inches tall.
MEALY-CUP SAGE Salvia farinacea
These fast growing, 14-18 inch tall plants flower from late spring until frost. Butterflies love them! Plants thrive in both heat and humidity, tolerate drought, and are virtually pest free. Stunning when massed, excellent in containers, and will provide a wealth of cut flowers, fresh or dried.
FAIRY QUEEN Mealy-Cup Sage
Extraordinarily heavy flowering, neat, bushy plants produce extra long, 10 inch spikes of rich, dark blue and white, bicolor flowers.
EVOLUTION Mealy-Cup Sage
Evolution produces loads of long, dense flower spikes of rich, deep violet-purple on compact, bushy, branching, heavy blooming plants. Many horticulturists consider this to be the best Mealy-Cup sage.
STRATA Mealy-Cup Sage
A unique bicolor, long silver spikes carry blue and white flowers.
SIZZLER MIX Salvia
This 12-14 inch tall, early blooming, easy to grow salvia delivers a torrid mix of color all summer long. Great in containers, 'Sizzler Mix' is absolutely stunning massed in beds or borders.
How to Plant Salvia Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Needs light to germinate. Kept at 75°F., germination is in 14-21 days. Transplant into the garden 12-18 inches apart.