Salvia coccinea grows as a perennial in warmer climates and as an annual in colder climates. From early summer to the first frost, the bright red flowers are an inch long and arranged in loose whorls around the upright stem. It can withstand drought, but will flower more profusely if watered during dry spells. The best soil for growing scarlet sage is sandy, moist soil.
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Scientific Name: Salvia Coccinea
Common Name: Scarlet Sage
Plant Type: Perennials
Native Range: Mexico, Texas, Florida
Full Growth Height: 12-24"
Width in Across: 12-24"
Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Blooming Season: Summer (Mid, Late), Fall
Flower: Showy, Oval or Heart Shaped
Pollinators: Birds, Butterflies, Humming Birds
Flower Color: Red
Tolerate: Drought, Deer, Dry Soil
Water Requirement: Average
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Moist, Well-Drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Uses: Beds, Borders, Wall-side Borders, Coastal Gardens