Scarlet Sage Seeds (Salvia)

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.
Zones2 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Dried Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Great For Mass Plantings
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size12-24" tall
Bloom TimeSummer to fall
SKUHC017679

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(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.

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Associated SKUsHC017679
HC017663 (1 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017661 (1 Ounce) - Out of stock.
HC017662 (1/4 Pound) - Out of stock.
HC017664 (Packet) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Scarlet Sage
Botanical Name
Salvia coccinea
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Red
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Seeds Per Pound
377,000
Seeds Per Packet
183
Seed Coverage
1/4 lb covers 1,210 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,840 sq ft.
9 lb covers an acre
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Dried Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Great For Mass Plantings
Ships To Canada
Yes
Planting Guides

Step-by-Step Wildflower Seed Planting Instructions

  1. Check for your last frost date and plant after this has passed. Choose a spot on your property that gets 6 or more hours of direct sun a day unless you are planting seeds for shade.
  2. Prepare your soil by clearing the area of all existing growth. Simply dig up everything that is growing, turn the soil and rake the area flat. If this is an area that has never before been gardened, you may need to till the area up to remove growth.
  3. Mix the seeds with sand* for better visibility and scatter the seeds directly on top of the soil. If you are sowing a larger area, we recommend using a seed spreader; if not, you can sow by hand.
  4. We recommend lightly compressing the seeds into the soil, making sure not to bury them. You can either walk on them, use a board or if you are sowing a larger area, rent a seed roller.
  5. Water so that the soil is moist, not soaking wet, until the seedlings are about 4-6" tall. After that, the seedlings will survive on natural rains. If you are experiencing very dry weather, we recommend watering occasionally.
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