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‘Maraschino’ bush sage

Salvia 'Maraschino'

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‘Maraschino’ bush sage is a superb Salvia that is irresistible to hummingbirds and gardeners alike. Even after dying back to the ground in winter in the cooler zones, this plant comes back in full force each spring, reaching its full height and covering itself with cherry red blooms by midsummer. The flowers bloom nonstop through the first hard frost, and the leaves are sweetly fragrant. Plants do best when given afternoon shade. ‘Maraschino’ grows to 3 feet tall.

CareProvide afternoon shade and well-drained soil.

PropagationDivide in early spring, or take cuttings of newer growth anytime.

ProblemsInfrequent. Occasionally, aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies may bother plants.

  • Genus : Salvia
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Zones : 10, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Width : 6 to 12 inches
  • Characteristics : Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant Foliage
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Red
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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