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Salvia 'Maraschino'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Maraschino

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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5 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Sceloporous On Sep 17, 2011, Sceloporous from Lebanon, PA wrote:

Ordered five of these from High Country Gardens. Planted the little guys the day before Hurricane Irene was forecast for PA. Nothing like Mother Nature's own water. They seemed to take root well in an open space between two Maple trees where they get morning sun. Tropical Storm Lee came and went, and they're actually producing flowers. Remarkable...from plants in a box to flowering within two weeks! Have a hummingbird in the area...she likes the Lobelia and the Buddleia. Hopefully she'll try these, too.

Positive stsnasa On Apr 26, 2011, stsnasa from Lewes, DE wrote:

I have been growing Cherry Maraschino for years at Lewes beach in Delaware for years. The Hummingbirds love it more then my nectar feeders. The bees love it also.

Positive mymick On Apr 21, 2008, mymick from Alto, TX wrote:

This is a great little plant for East Texas. It bloomed all winter for me.

Positive janineb On Jan 2, 2008, janineb from zwolle
Netherlands wrote:

this must be the best salvia ever: everlasting springgreen leaves, beautiful pink-red flowers that keep coming from the first spring days till the first frosts, nice and compact, very hardy- could you ask for more?

Positive sharvis On Feb 11, 2005, sharvis from Klamath Falls, OR (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a beautiful little salvia with exquisite bright red blossoms. It bloomed profusely in its first year for me and even gave me a nice little rooted cutting to plant this spring.


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

Citrus Heights, California
Hoopa, California
Roseville, California
Lewes, Delaware
Wilmington, Delaware
Riverview, Florida
Athens, Georgia
Barbourville, Kentucky
Hebron, Kentucky
Altamont, Oregon
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Camden, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Alto, Texas
Copperas Cove, Texas

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