Tropical Sage

Salvia coccinea

With its striking red flowers and adaptability to different growing conditions, Salvia coccinea is a popular choice for gardeners looking to add color and visual interest to their landscapes. It is also highly attractive to pollinators, making it a valuable addition to gardens focused on supporting local wildlife.

Flowers: J F M A M J J A S O N D
Status: Near native
Origin: Southern Mexico
Family: Lamiaceae
Size: 1′ – 2′ tall and wide
Sun: Full sun to part shade (avoid summer western sun)
Watering: Moderate
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soil: Prefers well draining amended soil
Temperature: Hardy to 20 – 30 F
Pruning: Prune back in late winter
Disease and Pests:
Uses: Nectar for hummingbirds, butterflies and bees


Shown in photo: var. Coral Nymh

It’s a great nectar source for hummingbirds and bees.

Melody Peters

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