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
Temperature: 68 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 30 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: 1/16 inch
Sowing Rate: 4 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 9 pounds per acre
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
Care & Maintenance: Salvia
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 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!
Scarlet Sage is a good bedding plant and useful in borders where brilliant color is desired. This Salvia variety is especially desirable in naturalized areas where it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and maintains itself year after year without dominating or becoming invasive. Scarlet Sage wildflower seeds will fall into the soil and germinate continuously all year except during freezing temperatures. Scarlet Sage is just one of dozens of sages grown in the wildflower garden.
How To Grow Scarlet Sage: All Salvia wildflower seed species benefit from being started indoors, but they grow fairly reliably if sown outdoors in warm soil where summers are hot. Plant Scarlet Sage seeds outdoors in spring after frost danger has passed and prepare soil by weeding it and loosening it. Lightly rake Salvia Coccinea seeds into the soil and keep the seeds and young seedlings moist until well-established. If you want to get an early jump, start these Salvia wildflower seeds indoors 10 weeks before last frost. Sow Scarlet Sage wildflower seeds in starter trays, press the seed into the soil and barely cover. Scarlet Sage wildflower seed needs light to germinate. When the frost season has passed, transplant the Scarlet Sage seedlings into the garden 12 - 18 inches apart in a sunny location. Give them plenty of water in dry weather.