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Salvia coccinea

Scarlet Sage, Blood Sage, Tropical Sage

Scientific Name:

Salvia coccinea

Genus:

Salvia

Species Epithet:

coccinea

Common Name:

Scarlet Sage, Blood Sage, Tropical Sage

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial

Plant Family

Lamiaceae (Mint Family)

Native/Alien:

S.E. Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August, September, October, November

Habitat Description:

Hammocks, disturbed areas; native (probably) from SC south to FL and west to TX.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Annual (Herbs Only), Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Recommended and Available

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/salvia-coccinea/

https://fnps.org/plants/plant/salvia-coccinea

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=SACO5



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