Sage Seeds - Scarlet Wildflower
Approximate seeds per pound: 275,000
USDA Zones: 6 - 9
Height: 24 - 36 inches
Bloom Season: Summer through fall
Bloom Color: Scarlet red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Latin Name: Salvia Coccinea
Scarlet Sage (Salvia Coccinea) - If you want a head-turning display of dramatic red blooms, grow Scarlet Sage wildflower seeds, and have not only a beautiful display but a versatile drought tolerant plant that takes the heat well. Scarlet Sage is a perennial in warmer climates and an annual where winter temperatures stay below freezing for more than a few hours at a time. The Salvia Coccinea plant reaches 24 - 36 inches tall, with 1 - 2 inch triangular leaves growing opposite each other on a square stem. The Scarlet Sage flower is very showy, bright red, about an inch long, and arranged in loose whorls along the upright spikes. Blooms appear continuously from early summer to first frost. Trim them back and a new flush of blooms will appear. Hummingbirds cannot leave these magnificent blooms alone. Growing Scarlet Sage seeds is greatly rewarding! Very drought tolerant plant; however, it will not flower well if it receives no water.
Dramatic red blooms
Has an outstanding effect in beds, borders, and containers from late spring till the first frost. Attracts butterflies. Known for its particularly ornamental blooms — great for edgings.
Sage seed | scarlet
How to grow
Benefits from being started indoors, but grows reliably if sown outdoors in warm soil. Plant seeds outdoors in spring after frost danger has passed and prepare soil by weeding it and loosening it. Lightly rake into the soil and keep the seeds moist until well-established. If using starter trays, press the seed into the soil and barely cover. Needs light to germinate. When the frost season has passed, transplant the seedlings into the garden 12 - 18 inches apart in a sunny location.
- Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 9 pounds per acre
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 30 days
- Give them plenty of water in dry weather
- Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Depth: 1/16 inch
Sage is a good bedding plant and useful in borders. This variety is especially desirable in naturalized areas where it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and maintains itself year after year without becoming invasive. Seeds will fall into the soil and germinate continuously all year except during freezing temperatures.
- Height: 24 - 36 inches
- USDA Zones: 6 - 9
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Drought Tolerant: Yes