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Salvia fulgens

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Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: fulgens (FUL-jenz) (Info)

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Aromatic

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Cajun2 On Jul 8, 2003, Cajun2 from (Carole) Cleveland, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I LOVE this variety! It was grown from seed by a friend of mine. From the day I received it, it began blooming, and hasn't quit yet! The seeds are so easy to find when they're ripe, so I will be sure to have this annual every year in my garden. What a terrific producer!

Update 2004: I found that this was hardy in my zone, And I didn't think to mention before how it attracts hummingbirds to my garden. They hop from one Salvia to another, and then from my Cardinal Climber to my Turk's Cap Malva.

Regional...

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

Daphne, Alabama
Manteo, North Carolina



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