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Spikes of brightly colored flowers top these 10 to 12-inch tall plants. This series of Salvia is a compact grower that will hold color all summer long.

Sr Item name
1 Salvia Splendens Red - Plant
2 5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

It is a good nectar plant for hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, and birds eat the seeds of some species.Some varieties, such as culinary sage, are edible to humans as well.

Each species may have slightly different requirements, but basic good care will go a long way to keeping your salvia healthy and beautiful.Bi colors are also available, with red, rose or salmon colored flowers with white tips.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 1 inch (3 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Scarlet sage, tropical sage, red Salvia
Maximum Reachable Height 90 cm
Flower Colour Bracts are red
Bloom Time March to October
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Most salvia like lots of sun, although a few species tolerate very light shade.
  • If your garden does not have adequate drainage, mix stones, gravel or lava rock into the bottom of the hole when you plant your salvia.
  • Using a trowel, dig a hole as deep and twice as wide as the pot the salvia transplant is in.
  • Loosen the roots of the salvia, spread them out in the hole, and backfill with soil mixed with compost.
  • Be sure to water the young plants regularly until they are fully grown so that they don t dry out.
  • Prune the heavier, woody stems every spring.
  • Salvia Splendens Red care

    Plant in average or enriched soil and fertilize as needed.
    Over a long season, flowers will drop, leaving a ragged spike. When this happens, cut the plant back. New growth emerges refreshed.
    Snails and slugs find salvia to be a delicious treat, especially in moist conditions and when the plants are mulched.

    Sunlight In cooler climates, plant in full sun.
    In areas with very hot summers, partial shade, especially in the afternoon, reduces stress.
    Watering Larger varieties with deeper roots need less water than dwarf varieties.
    Soil Well drained soil, warm soil
    Temperature 15 degrees C and above
    Fertilizer Plant in average or enriched soil and fertilize as needed

    Salvia Splendens Red special feature

    Salvias are prolific and durable bloomers.
    They are not bothered by pests.

    Salvia Splendens Red uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • There are many fine ornamental perennials in this genus and several bedding plants used as annuals

    Medicinal Use:

    • Sage is an excellent natural disinfectant and deodorizer, drying perspiration and helping to eliminate body odor
    • Extracts of sage are used in personal skin care for its capacity to heal the skin as well
    • Sage is a well regarded herb for women and can be especially helpful for relieving the hot flashes of menopause, and slowing heavy menstrual bleeding

    It contains

    SrItem name
    1Salvia Splendens Red - Plant
    25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are Salvia plants annuals?

    Salvia is herbaceous perennial plant in Labiatae family but some varieties are cultivated as annual plant.

    Are Salvia plants deer resistant?

    Yes, Salvia plants are deer resistant

    When to plant Salvia nemorosa?

    You can plant Salvia nemorosa in Summer (Feb-March) season.

    How to plant Salvia seeds?

    To grow Salvia plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having 5-7 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light. Seeds will germinate within a 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on

    Can Salvia plants be divided?

    Yes, you can divide Salvia plants. Simply by using cuttings 1. To propagate take healthy cutting of well mature stem to a length of 10-15 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on

    Does Salvia plant spread?

    Yes, Salvia plants spread.

    Types of Salvia plant?

    Pineapple (Salvia elegans), fruit (Salvia dorisiana) or the common spice sage (Salvia officinalis)

    Do Salvia plants come back?

    Salvias can be cut back hard in March and September months.

    Is Salvia plant lavender?

    Yes Salvia plant lavender also

    How big do Salvia plants grow?

    Salvia can grow up to 4 feet tall

    What is Salvia plant used for?

    This charming plant may be massed together as a tall ground cover and in flower beds.

    When to plant Salvia seeds?

    Plant Salvia seeds in summer (Feb-March) season.

    When to plant Salvia amistad?

    Plant Salvia amistad in Summer (Feb-March) season.

    Do Salvia plants attract bees?

    Yes Salvia plants attract bees

    When to prune Salvia plants?

    You should trim the plant at least once in fall season(Sept-Oct).

    Do Salvia plants need full sun?

    Salvia plants need at least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.

    Do Salvia plants attract butterflies?

    Yes, Salvia plants attract butterflies

    Is Salvia plant edible?

    Yes, some of the Salvia species are edible. Note- Please consults your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    How to trim Salvia plants?

    You prune these salvias back after flowering but not all the way. Take them back to at least where the first set of foliage starts on the flower stem – this could be a pinch or you can take them down further if they need it. I learned the hard way on an established plant to not cut it down to 3″. It never fully came back and out it came.

    Why is my Salvia plant dying?

    The main reasons of dying Salvia plant are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on

    Are Salvia plants hardy?

    Yes Salvia plants are hardy

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