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Salvia splendens/Salvia

Salvia splendens / Salvia splendens
A favorite annual for hot, dry sunny locations in the garden
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A favorite annual for hot, dry sunny locations in the garden

Close-up image of the bright red, trumpet-shaped flowers

A ground cover of healthy red salvia blooming in the summer

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Scientific Name: Salvia splendens
Common Name: Salvia
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: This bright red salvia has been grown as a major summer flowering annual for many years. It is tolerant of a wide range of growing conditions from relatively dry to moist. Provide full sunlight for all salvias. Pinch the top out of early transplants to encourage branching and more flower stalks.