Scarlet Sage


Brief description: 

Scarlet Sage Ablaze with color, these crimson spikes come from the southern US but can be grown as an annual in most areas. Scarlet Sage is dependable, a long-lasting mound of red tubular flowers draws butterflies and hummingbirds by the dozens. Great for pollination or butterfly gardens.

7 in stock

SKU: CGF0016 Category:

Scarlet Sage
Days to Full Maturity: 120 Days
Non-GMO – Heirloom – High Germination Rate

Minimum Seed Count: 250

Guaranteed to provide a head-turning display of dramatic red blooms! Salvia is a versatile plant that takes the heat well and continues blooming all summer long. Beautiful and useful as it’s a great nectar plant and well-loved by pollinators.

How to grow:

Direct sow in late fall, pressing into the surface of the soil since this plant needs light to germinate. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which usually takes 1-2 weeks. Water seedlings regularly until they become established. This plant grows very quickly and needs little care, though watering during especially dry weather will improve its blooming. Mature plants tolerate heat and drought well, as well as thriving in sandy or rocky soils. Cut back the growing stems to encourage bushier growth. This plant attracts bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies, and will self-seed unless cut back after flowering has finished.


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