Scarlet Sage, Scarlet Salvia, Red Sage, Red Salvia
Salvia splendens 'Bonfire'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: splendens (SPLEN-denz) (Info)
Cultivar: Bonfire
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Category:

Annuals

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

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

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

New Milford, Connecticut

Greenville, Indiana

Parkville, Maryland

Waynesboro, Mississippi

Elsberry, Missouri

Bristol, Tennessee

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 12, 2010, CrabgrassCentrl from New Milford, CT wrote:

Had great success with these after buying several flats in May. By July, the ones in @ 8 hours of sun were 3 feet tall, and 4 feet by mid-August, with lots of blooms. One batch in 4-5 hours of sun are shorter and have few blooms.