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.

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Typical Blooming Dates: June - November
Growth Type: Annual
Blossom Color(s): Red
Location at Monticello: West Lawn Oval Bed, Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: Full Sun