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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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12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall


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

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CrabgrassCentrl 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.


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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