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Salvia splendens
 

Annual Salvia, Scarlet Sage

Salvia splendens F. Sellow ex Roem. & Schult.

SAL-vee-ah  SPLEN-dens

Lamiaceae

 

Explanation of name: For generic name, see S. coccinea. Splendens is self-explanatory.

 

Natural range: Brazil.

 

Recognition: The showy red-flowers (or flowers white, burgundy, or purple) annual salvia of garden retail outlets.

 

Landscape uses: Bedding annual, easy means of achieving mass of color.

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Salvia

splendens

Annual Salvia

Exotic

Perennial

(usually grown as an annual)

 

1-3

(CHR, PBCC)

1

(PBCC)

PS(-SU)

ME-DR-

WD

(CHR)

Unsightly spent flower stalks

Slugs and snails

 

 


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