Texas sage

Salvia coccinea

Salvia coccinea 'Spanish Dancer'
Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of www.provenwinners.com
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Texas sage (Salvia coccinea)
SAL-vee-ah kok-SIN-ee-ah
Genus:  Salvia
This upright tender perennial provides rich color for annual bedding schemes where it is not hardy. Its deep red flowers are borne on 2- to 2.5- foot, open spikes from summer to autumn. Plants grow to about a foot wide and bear hairy, oval to heart-shaped leaves. Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them.
Care:  Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It can take full sun in the north, yet it tolerates considerable shade (which it prefers in the afternoon in the south). Self-sows in warm climates.
Propagation:  Sow seed or divide plants in spring; take cuttings spring through fall.
Problems:  Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Attracts Butterflies,
Attracts Hummingbirds,
Native,
Self Seeds,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Fall,
Fall,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
Red Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Naturalizing,
Suitable as Annual
Style
Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Related Plants to Salvia coccinea

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Mealycup sage
Salvia farinacea
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Germander sage
Salvia chamaedryoides
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Autumn sage
Salvia greggii
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
Salvia microphylla var. neurepia