Sage, Scarlet (Salvia coccinea), packet of 200 seeds

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$3.95

Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Annual.  70 days to flowers

(Hummingbird sage. Scarlet Sage) Annual, originating probably in Mexico and found wild in the southeastern states, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America. Cardinal scarlet flowers. Quick color for borders and beds, a good choice for mesic to dry sites.  The numerous flowers and their nectaries are a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.  Press light-dependent seeds into surface of soil in early spring.  Direct seed in the garden bed and tamp well, or start in pots and transplant out after last frost.   Average germ time 6 days. Flowers 1 to 2 feet wide and about 2 feet tall.  Deer resistant, not invasive, companions well with other plants.

200 seeds/pkt, Open pollinated, Untreated, NOP GMO’s

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  1. Sara

    Still extremely difficult

    Sara (verified owner)

    I sowed all 200 seeds after treating with liquid smoke and following strict and pristine conditions. Only 5 germinated and grew to trueleaves.

    If only 10% typically germinate in the wild, and liquid smoke has been reported to increase germination to up to 70%, this packet of seeds still only yielded 2.5%.

    This photo is about 3 mo after sowing.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Well, its really a matter of time and perspective. Wild-derived seeds of this sort contain germination inhibiting compounds that help splay germination out over time. From my perspective, your nice pot of scarlet sage seedlings is a wonderful result. In planting seeds of this sort, I find that outdoor conditions and especially oscillating temperatures can be quite helpful. You might try that next time. r

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