Salvia coccinea

  • Family name: Lamiaceae
  • Host plant for: none
  • General description: Erect herbaceous perennial with opposite leaves and terminal spikes of tubular, bright red flowers. Adaptable and easy to cultivate, prefers well-drained sites in full sun to light shade. Long blooming period. Readily spreads by reseeding. Can be somewhat weedy. Flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.
  • Type: Short-lived perennial
  • Flower: Terminal spikes of tubular, bright red flowers
  • Bloom time: All year
  • Soil type: Poor, neutral to slightly alkaline, well-drained soils
  • Maximum height: 3 feet
  • Candidate for home gardens: Very easy to cultivate, showy flowers
  • Availability in nursery: Common
  • Frenquency in the wild: Common
  • Habitat: Hardwood Forests, ruderal
  • County: Alachua, Brevard, Broward, Citrus, Clay, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Gadsden, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Jackson, Lake, Lee, Leon, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Palm Beach, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia
Full sunFull Sun
Partial sunPartial Sun
Drought tolerantDrought tolerant

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