Unplugged® Red – scarlet sage – Salvia coccinea

Garden Height
14 - 24
10 - 14
12 - 16
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Code
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun
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Red flowers on mid-sized plants that love heat, don't mind humidity and will bloom non-stop for months. A good sized plant, but not too large. It is right-sized for containers and good for use in landscapes as well.

  • Continuous Re-Bloom
  • Dead-Heading Not Necessary
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Fragrant Foliage
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Long Blooming
  • Native to North America
  • Fall Interest

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Resists: Deer

Maintenance Notes:

This is a wonderful annual salvia that is compact and richly colored. It is easy and trouble-free, blooming all season without stopping. It is a big attractor of pollinating bees who love its sweet nectar.

You can easily trim to keep the shape or size where you want it, and it will branch out and become even thicker and more full of flowers, although that should not be necessary.

Regular watering and fertilizing will keep the plant looking its best. It is amazingly tough. Once established in a pot or the garden, it will tolerate lower levels of food and water. However, severe drought will cause the lower leaves to drop. If this happens, give it a quick haircut by removing the upper third of growth to encourage fresh foliage to fill back in.

Uses Notes:

A great plant for attracting pollinators.  It works equally well in landscapes and containers and blooms for months on end.

Maintenance Category: Easy

Water Category: Average

Bloom Time: Planting to Hard Frost

Hardiness Zones: 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Flower Form: Border Plant, Container, Landscape, Mass Planting

Soil Fertility: Average Soil, Poor Soil

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