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

(2 customer reviews)


Family:  Mint (Lamiaceae)

Tender perennial hardy to zones 9 to 10.  When grown as an annual, 70 days to flowers

(Hummingbird sage. Scarlet Sage) Originating probably in Mexico and found wild in the southeastern states, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America. Cardinal scarlet flowers to 2 feet tall. 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.  Deer resistant. Companions well with other plants.  Space plants 1 to 2 feet apart.

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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