Red salvia is a native Florida wildflower. It also occurs naturally throughout much of the southeastern United States.
It grows in full sun to part shade with average to moist soils, but not standing water. It will re-seed itself wherever it is planted as the seeds drop to the ground around the parent plant once they dry on the stalk.
Season: Perennial USDA Zones: 8 - 10 Height: 20 inches Bloom Season: Summer through fall Bloom Color: Red Environment: Full sun to partial shade Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.5 Deer Resistant: Yes
Temperature: 68 - 75F Average Germ Time: 10 - 30 days Light Required: Yes Depth: Do not cover the seed but press it into the soil Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches