PlantFiles: Hummingbird Sage, Texas Sage, Scarlet Sage Salvia coccinea 'Brenthurst'
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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) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Color: Coral/Apricot
Bloom Time: Mid Summer 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: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
On May 26, 2008, straea from Somerville, MA (Zone 6b) wrote:
I love this salvia. I haven't had much luck growing many of the modern salvia hybrids in my windy garden, as they tend to topple over. This is one of the few I've tried that has withstood the wind and the dryness. Last year it bloomed all summer and autumn till a hard frost killed it. This year it was already blooming on the day I planted it and has been blooming continuously since. If I got any hummingbirds here in the city I'm sure they would love it as much as I do!
On Jul 13, 2004, TropicalPam from Cooper City, FL (Zone 10b) wrote:
This plant bloomes the most prettiest pink....it does require a bit more water in the Florida Key then it did in Bradenton, FL. It does very well in a pot also.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Albany, California Laguna West-lakeside, California Merced, California Roseville, California Talleyville, Delaware Pembroke Pines, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Lansing, Kansas Somerville, Massachusetts North Augusta, South Carolina Fort Worth, Texas Weir, Texas West Valley City, Utah Kalama, Washington