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Red salvia

Salvia splendens

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'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.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Red salvia have been kindly provided by our members.

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

How long does Red salvia take to grow?

These estimates for how long Red salvia takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Red salvia to germinate?
7 days

Average 7 days | Min 5 days | Max 9 days (3)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Red salvia?
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Average days | Min days | Max days (0)

Days to Maturity How long until Red salvia is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 125 days

Average 125 days | Min 66 days | Max 224 days (3)

Total Growing Days How long does it take to grow Red salvia?
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When should I plant Red salvia?

Our when to plant Red salvia estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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When to sow The number of days to sow Red salvia before or after your last frost date.
84 days before Last Frost Date

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

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

    2 stars

    mlgreenlun about growing Red salvia
  • 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

    Clo about growing Red salvia
  • Only have about six of these that are alive. Apparently they were not very healthy plants.

    0 stars

    Kevalsha about growing Salvia Red

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