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Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Lavender’ (Scarlet Sage)

Scarlet Sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Texas sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Tropical sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Blood sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Hummingbird sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Summer Jewel Series

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Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Scarlet Sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Texas sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Tropical sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Blood sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Hummingbird sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Summer Jewel Series
Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Scarlet Sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Texas sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Tropical sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Blood sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Hummingbird sage 'Summer Jewel Lavender', Summer Jewel Series

Noted for its prolific blooms throughout the growing season, Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Lavender’ (Scarlet Sage) is a compact, upright perennial boasting loose spikes of two-lipped, tubular, dusty lavender purple flowers. Blooming from early summer to fall, the blossoms are attractive to butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators. As an added bonus, goldfinches swarm the plant for seeds. The flowers of this showy southern native are borne well above the bushy foliage of heart-shaped dark green leaves. Fast-growing, this sage tolerates drought, humidity, and heat. Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Lavender’ belongs to the Summer Jewel series, which is noted for its extremely long blooming season, exceptional branching habit, and compact plants. Use Scarlet Sage to add bright color and attractive foliage to borders or containers. Excellent cut flowers!

  • Tender, this plant is hardy to zones 8-10 and is generally treated as an annual in cooler areas.
  • 2016 All-America Selections Flower Winner
  • Grows up to 14-20 in. tall and wide (35-50 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soils. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Well-suited to beds and borders, containers, city gardens, cottage gardens or Mediterranean gardens.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Deer resistant.
  • Cut back after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed in spring.
  • Salvia coccinea is native from South Carolina to Florida west to Texas and Mexico.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 10
Climate Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Scarlet Sage, Sage, Red Sage, Indian Fire
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 10" - 15"
(25cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Requirements

Hardiness 8 - 10
Climate Zones 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2
Plant Type Annuals, Perennials
Plant Family Lamiaceae
Genus Salvia
Common names Scarlet Sage, Sage, Red Sage, Indian Fire
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spread 1' - 2'
(30cm - 60cm)
Spacing 10" - 15"
(25cm - 40cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Dry Soil
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Mediterranean Garden, Informal and Cottage
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