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Scarlet Sage Seeds (Salvia)

Salvia coccinea
SKU: HC017679
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The sweet scent and brilliant blooms of Scarlet Sage (Salvia coccinea) will summon hummingbirds, butterflies and bees from near and far. Plant Scarlet Sage seeds for long-lasting blooms from spring through fall, lovely for cut flowers. These deer resistant flowers readily self-sow, so you'll enjoy it year after year. At High Country Gardens, all seeds are non-GMO, neonicotinoid-free and guaranteed to grow. Annual.
key features
Botanical Name
Salvia coccinea
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 2, Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,210 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,840 sq ft.
9 lb covers an acre
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Low Maintenance, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Dried Flowers, Fragrant, Mass Plantings


(12-24" tall)  Petite, fire engine-red flowers are nicely spaced along the upright stems, giving Scarlet Sage a delicate, airy feel that punctuates a garden or meadow with brilliant color. Is the breeze causing the stems to gently sway, or is it the activity of the hummingbirds, butterflies and bees called from afar to savor the sweet nectar? Native to the Southeast US, Scarlet Sage is perennial in zones 10 and 11  but happily grows as an annual where temperatures drop below freezing. It reseeds easily, making it ideal in a meadow planting or naturalized area where it can bloom all summer long. It prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade and does best in well-draining soil. Be sure to snip a handful of stems to add brilliance and fragrance to a cut flower bouquet. You won't have to share the bounty with deer — the plant is resistant to their browsing. Also known as Tropical Sage, Texas Sage, Hummingbird Sage, Blood Sage, Red Sage and Indian Fire.