Texas Sage

Salvia coccinea

[salvia_coccinea]

Texas, or Scarlet Sage, is grown as a tender annual for full sun. Native from tropical America into the southern United States, this species has been grown as an ornamental in North American gardens since the middle of the nineteenth century. The spreading plants reach two to three feet and produce slender spikes of scarlet flowers from mid-summer until the first frost in autumn.

Growth Type: Annual Color(s): Red Hardiness Zones: 1 - 10 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Oval Bed, Vegetable Garden Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.010321,-78.453162

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Blooming Dates 2002: Jun 14 – Oct 232003: Jul 4 – Nov 142004: Jul 19 – Dec 32005: Jul 13 – Nov 222006: Jul 24 – Nov 152007: Jul 6 – Nov 152008: Jul 11 – Nov 172009: Jul 10 – Nov 152010: Jun 28 – Dec 12011: Jun 28 – Dec 62012: Jun 22 – Dec 42013: Jun 6 – Nov 152014: Jul 17 – current