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Hummingbird Sage (Salvia coccinea 'Lady in Red') in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 24 inches - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season
Inflorescence Type: Spike
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Hummingbirds
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Soak seeds overnight. DS after last frost. Reseeds freely but not exactly true from seed.
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1992
Other: 1992 Fleuroselect Gold Medal

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Location: My garden in Hebron, KYDate: 2008-06-21
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Location: In my garden in Kalama, Wa.Date: 2006-10-02
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Location: My front yard, N Watauga TXDate: 2011-10-10
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Location: Kalama, WaDate: 2006-09-25
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Location: LVMG Watauga TXDate: 2011-10-10Bright red blooms!
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Location: The Park - full sun gardenDate: 2015-05-19
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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on Nov 10, 2011 4:58 PM

This is my Mom's favorite, as well as mine. She always wants a container of 'Lady in Red' for Mother's Day from me every year. She and I love it, and the many hummingbirds that visit it love it too!

It self sows, has many blooming flowers, is a beautiful color of red, and is easy to maintain.

I plant many pots of it into containers, and the ones in the ground self sow from the previous year and I'll get more plants! Sometimes, it self sows from one container into another container and the next year, I'll get a new free plant!

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Oct 1, 2011 10:08 AM

This lovely red salvia is very attractive to hummingbirds. Not hardy in my zone over the winter so I have to buy new plants if I want them each spring.

Rita on the north shore of Nassau County on Long Island, New York in zone 6/7.

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Posted by gardengus (Indiana Zone 5b) on Feb 10, 2013 7:24 AM

I have grown this plant for several years. It is an annual here in zone 5 but self sows reliably .Hummingbirds favor this plant ,and the red color is a very vibrant addition to the garden.
Seeds are small and a bit hard to collect (found deep into the tube structure of the flower) but are winter sown successfully.

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