Cardinal Sage, Mexican Red Sage, Mexican Cardinal Sage
Salvia fulgens

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

Provides winter interest

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Daphne, Alabama

Manteo, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.