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Salvia splendens 'Dwarf Red'/Dwarf Red Salvia

Salvia  splendens  'Dwarf Red' / Salvia  splendens  'Dwarf Red'
Mass of red flowers on plants in a nursery
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Mass of red flowers on plants in a nursery

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Scientific Name: Salvia splendens 'Dwarf Red'
Common Name: Dwarf Red Salvia
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring, Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: The dwarf do well in ground beds where they get full sunkight. In areas that have very hot weather, they will benefit from some shade in the afternoon. Slugs and snails love the new foliage of saivia. The dwarf do not seem to be as attractive to hummingbirds as do the taller growing varieties.