Scarlet Sage, Scarlet Salvia, Red Sage, Red Salvia
Salvia splendens 'Sizzler Red Stripe'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: splendens (SPLEN-denz) (Info)
Cultivar: Sizzler Red Stripe
Additional cultivar information:(Sizzler series)
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Deland, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 12, 2010, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've grown this now for two years. Mine gets quite a bit bigger than whats stated here growing to 26-28 in. Perhaps it's the longer growing season? One in a pot and one in the ground. Both get that big. Easy, forgiving, and really pretty ! I grow it in a morning sun/midday shade/afternoon sun location here.