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Salvia splendens ‘Flare Path’

Red salvia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Salvia splendens ‘Flare Path’ (Red salvia). This is a hardy annual species, which is the most commonly grown species. It will produce very striking, scarlet flowering spikes in early summer. The leaves are toothed and elliptical.

Characteristics

Annual, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Sage

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, edging

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails when young.

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