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Red salvia

Salvia splendens

'Red salvia' is a plant in the Salvia genus with a scientific name of Salvia splendens. Red salvia grows as a perennial and is a flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Normally grows with a erect habit.

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How to grow Red salvia

See our list of companion Plants for Red salvia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Red salvia from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Red salvia about 84 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Red salvia

Common Red salvia problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Red salvia plants:

Red salvia Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin splendens meaning “splendid”

Other names for Red salvia


Salvia splendens Sellow ex Roem. & Schult.

Latest Red salvia Reviews

  • 01 Jul 2014

    mlgreenlun mlgreenlun's Red salvia was Reviewed day 39

    Really prefer the larger blue black variety. This plant hasn’t really done anything. Sparse blooms, not very bushy.

    2 stars

  • 04 Jun 2013

    Clo Clo's Red salvia was Reviewed day

    I started with a couple of theses plants. These plants propagate like crazy in my garden. When I spot spent flowers, I pull them off and sprinkle around my gardens and new seedlings grow everywhere.

    5 stars

  • 20 Apr 2012

    Kevalsha Kevalsha's Salvia Red was Reviewed day 28

    Only have about six of these that are alive. Apparently they were not very healthy plants.

    0 stars

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How long does Red salvia take to grow?

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When should I plant Red salvia?

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