a.k.a. Scarlet Sage, Mealy-cup Sage
Salvia coccinea, S. farinacea, S. splendens, S. longispicata x farinaceaHow to plant Salvia seeds
Summer Jewel Series
Neat and heavy blooming 20 in. tall plants produce spikes of brilliant white, red, or pastel pink flowers continuously from spring until fall. All flower colors are hummingbird magnets. Blooms 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.
Easy to grow bushy, 2-3 ft. tall, heavy-flowering plants produce brilliant trumpet flowers that hummingbirds love! They flower from spring through fall and show remarkable heat tolerance.
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How to Plant and Grow Salvia
Sow salvia seeds 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 seedlings into the garden 12-18 in. apart.