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Scarlet Sage, Texas Sage, Cherry Red Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia coccinea Buc'hoz ex Etl.
Family: Lamiaceae
Scarlet Sage, Texas Sage, Cherry Red Sage (Salvia  coccinea) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 13-24, 26-30
USDA: 10-11, annual in zone 6-8

Frost Tolerance: Tender in Phoenix, Hardy to 30F (-1C),

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Southern Mexico (Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Veracruz), Central America

Growth Habits: Perennial, or self seeding annual to 2-3 feet tall (60-90 cm), 2 feet wide (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water in summer

Propagation: Seeds

The Salvia coccinea is well adapted to Phoenix weather. It will self-seed and will pop out in other places in your garden, without being really invasive. The plants become rapidly leggy, and should be trimmed regularly to be kept compact and attractive. It is one of the best flowering salvias for Phoenix area.

Blooming Habits:
Bright red flowers from spring to fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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