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It is a good nectar plant for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, and birds eat the seeds of some species.
Some varieties, such as culinary sage, are edible to humans as well.
Each species may have slightly different requirements, but basic good care will go a long way to keeping your salvia healthy and beautiful.
Bi colors are also available, with red, rose or salmon colored flowers with white tips.
Plant height: 6 – 8 inches
Plant spread: 4 – 6 inches
Common name(s): Scarlet sage, tropical sage, red Salvia
Flower colours: Any Color
Bloom time: October to March
Max reacahble height: Up to 30 cm
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Plant in average or enriched soil and fertilize as needed.
Over a long season, flowers will drop, leaving a ragged spike. When this happens, cut the plant back. New growth emerges refreshed.
Snails and slugs find salvia to be a delicious treat, especially in moist conditions and when the plants are mulched.
Sunlight: In cooler climates, plant in full sun.
In areas with very hot summers, partial shade, especially in the afternoon, reduces stress.
Soil: Well drained soil, warm soil
Temperature: 15 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer: Plant in average or enriched soil and fertilize as needed
Special features: Salvias are prolific and durable bloomers.
They are not bothered by pests.
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