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Texas Sage

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: 
Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2, Zone 1
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Oval Bed, Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2002 Jun 14 to 2002 Oct 232003 Jul 4 to 2003 Nov 142004 Jul 19 to 2004 Dec 32005 Jul 13 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jul 24 to 2006 Nov 152007 Jul 6 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 11 to 2008 Nov 172009 Jul 10 to 2009 Nov 152010 Jun 28 to 2010 Dec 12011 Jun 28 to 2011 Dec 62012 Jun 22 to 2012 Dec 42013 Jun 6 to 2013 Nov 152014 Jul 17 to 2014 Nov 14
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