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Saucy Red Salvia

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 9-10
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide

This plant will add bright scarlet-red flower spikes above lush evergreen foliage in your garden from April through November in warm climates. It’s self-cleaning so no deadheading is required for continuous bloom.

Saucy Red Salvia will grow to between 2 and 3 feet in height and width. It’s a great choice for an accent plant, an addition to border and island gardens, mass plantings and containers. Plant it against a boring wall or fence to brighten it up. The flower spikes make an attractive addition to garden bouquets. Butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to the blossoms and deer tend to leave this plant alone.

Saucy Red Salvia Care

Plant Salvia splendens in full sun to part shade in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 10 in well-drained soils when adding this plant for use as a perennial. It can be grown as an annual between your first and last frost in colder areas. If you’re growing saucy red salvia as a perennial, apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer in the spring.

Saucy Red Salvia Spacing

Space individual plants 1.5 to 2.5 feet apart to create a mass planting. Space plants 3 feet apart to allow room for growth in mixed beds.

Saucy Red Salvia Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9-10
Flower Color(s): Scarlet Red
Bloom Period: Spring to Fall
Foliage Color(s): Lush Green
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Clumping
Watering: Medium
Features: Cut Flowers, Heat Tolerant, Rebloomer, Attracts Butterflies
Scientific Name: Salvia splendens
Common Name: Saucy Red Salvia
Brand: Southern Living Plants

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The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Saucy Red Salvia Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Janel Taylor on May 28th 2020

    Plants had to wait in packaging for two days. Hardy plants. Beautiful the second day attracting humming birds. Will buy again.