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Salvia coccinea (Lamiaceae)
A hardy annual or tender perennial, native to Texas, and found throughout the southern portion of the United States. In warmer climates, this variety tends to act as an annual. The fluorescent red tubular flowers are concentrated in whorls surrounding a square stem. Prefers sandy to gravelly soil in full sun to partial shade.
Average planting success with this species: 80%
Height: 1-3 feet
Germination: 10-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 68F-75F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: April-First Frost
Average seeds per pound: 276,800
Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre
1 oz Covers: 340 sq. ft.
Suggested use: Mixtures, borders, floral gardens, roadsides, fields.
Miscellaneous: Hummingbirds and butterflies will flock to this garden favorite.