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Salvia splendens ‘Sizzler Salmon’

Red salvia

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height0.2m to 0.4m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourRed, pale pink
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Salvia splendens ‘Sizzler Salmon’ (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 or Perennial, Evergreen, Herbaceous

Other common names

Scarlet sage, Sage

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Border, cutting bed, edging. Attracts humming birds in suitable geographical locations.

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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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