Scarlet Spires Salvia
Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires'
Price: $ 8.99
Catalog ID# 11468
In Stock: 3
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
The large spikes of intense red to orange-red flowers of this Salvia are sure to attract a myriad of pollinators including hummingbirds and butterflies. Scarlet Spires Salvia is a vigorous upright to sprawling perennial Salvia that begins flowering in spring and will continue until fall. Provide it with a well-drained soil in a full to mostly sunny position for the densest growth and flowering. Deer and drought resistant once well-established.
Salvias are considered the #1 plant for Hummingbirds with their tubular flowers designed for pollination by these amazing flyers. If your Salvia or Sage starts to look unkempt in mid to late summer consider giving it a light shearing or remove the spent flowering spikes to help promote new growth and flower production. An application of fertilizer at this time may also be beneficial in spurring flower production.
Grows To: 3-4'H x 3-5'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8B,9,10,11,(8A?,7B?)
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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny
pH Range: Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Soil & Moisture: Well-draining average moist to somewhat dry soils.
Deer Resistance: Not Likely to be Bothered
Native To / Origin: US Gardens - David Salman, High Country Gardens
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions