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Salvia gesneriiflora

Mexican Scarlet Sage

Sage

Comments

Beautiful scarlet flowers adorn this upright shrub in late winter and early spring; capable of growing very tall but branches tend to break from wind and rain; annual hard pruning prevents this; very fast growing and vigorous; foliage is very aromatic

Description

Beautiful scarlet flowers adorn this upright shrub in late winter and early spring; capable of growing very tall but branches tend to break from wind and rain; annual hard pruning prevents this; very fast growing and vigorous; foliage is very aromatic

Landscape Attributes

Mexican Scarlet Sage is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Mexican Scarlet Sage is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Mass Planting;Border Edging;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mexican Scarlet Sage will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

6 feet

4 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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