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SALVIA coccinea (SUMMER JEWEL SERIES)

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Family

Lamiaceae

Botanical Name

SALVIA coccinea( SUMMER JEWEL SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Special Notice

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General Description

Texas sage is a bushy, upright, warm season annual from the south-central and southeastern United States and Mexico. Markedly heat and drought tolerant, it offers spikes of showy bright red flowers from midsummer to frost. These flowers are hummingbird magnets and spent spikes should be deadheaded regularly to make way for more blooms.

Easy to grow and adaptable, Texas sage prefers hot sun and well drained average soil. This salvia is ideal for sunny mixed borders, and dwarf selections work well in containers. Plants will self-sow but not too aggressively.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • Sunset Zone

    A1, A2, A3, H1, H2, 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Annual

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    24"-30" / 61.0cm - 76.2cm

  • Width

    12"-12" / 30.5cm - 30.5cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall, Late Fall

  • Native To

    Southeastern United States, South-Central United States, Texas, Mexico, South America

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Very Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes