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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.

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Growth Type: 
Annual
Color(s): 
Red
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn Oval Bed, Vegetable Garden
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
June 14, 2002 to October 23, 2002July 4, 2003 to November 14, 2003July 19, 2004 to December 3, 2004July 13, 2005 to November 22, 2005July 24, 2006 to November 15, 2006July 6, 2007 to November 15, 2007July 11, 2008 to November 17, 2008July 10, 2009 to November 15, 2009June 28, 2010 to December 1, 2010June 28, 2011 to December 6, 2011June 22, 2012 to December 4, 2012June 6, 2013 to November 15, 2013July 17, 2014 to November 14, 2014July 4, 2015 to November 19, 2015July 4, 2016 to November 12, 2016July 26, 2017 to November 10, 2017July 18, 2018 to October 26, 2018June 25, 2019

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