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Salvia coccinea 'Forest Fire'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: coccinea (kok-SIN-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Forest Fire

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)
Dark Purple/Black

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Citrus Heights, California
Laguna West-lakeside, California
Sacramento, California
Oldsmar, Florida
Panama City Beach, Florida
Pensacola, Florida
Tierra Verde, Florida
Galena, Indiana
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Fort Polk South, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Madison, Mississippi
O'fallon, Missouri
Las Vegas, Nevada
New Milford, New Jersey
Roswell, New Mexico
Elba, New York
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Halfway House, Pennsylvania
Leacock-leola-bareville, Pennsylvania
Austin, Texas (2 reports)
Briarcliff, Texas
Crawford, Texas
Eagle Mountain, Texas
Flint, Texas
Katy, Texas
New Braunfels, Texas
San Antonio, Texas
Kalama, Washington

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