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Salvia splendens van houttei 'Light Plum'

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(Light Plum Scarlet Sage) Long, narrow and tubular, the pinkish-plum flowers of Salvia splendens van houttei 'Light Plum' are pleasing wells of nectar for hummingbirds. Similarly colored calyxes support the blossoms and increase their appeal to people as well as pollinators.

Price: $11.50
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Degree of Difficulty
Easy
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
Common name
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Light Plum Scarlet Sage
USDA Zones
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9 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
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60"/24"/60"
Exposure
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Partial shade
Soil type
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Well drained & rich
Water needs
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Average
Pot size
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3 1/2 inch deep pot
Container plant?
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Yes
Hummingbird plant? Yes
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(Light Plum Scarlet Sage) Long, narrow and tubular, the pinkish-plum flowers of Salvia splendens van houttei 'Light Plum' are pleasing wells of nectar for hummingbirds. Similarly colored calyxes support the blossoms and increase their appeal to people as well as pollinators.

Of course, flower and calyx color, particularly of Scarlet Sages, may vary somewhat during different times of the growing season or based on local conditions, such as altitude, soil chemistry and sun exposure.

Similar to Salvia splendens van houttei 'Paul', this variety grows tall and narrow, favors partial to full shade and thrives with average watering based on local moisture although it loves water. However, it looks more delicate due to its smaller flowers, which are abundant.

Scarlet Sages, which are mostly grown as long-blooming annuals in the U.S., are native to South America. This species is named for Louis Benoit Van Houtte, the father of Belgium horticulture.

Tender perennials in warmer parts of their hardiness range, Scarlet Sages are excellent bedding plants in areas with chilly winters. Light Plum Scarlet Sage grows easily and excels in shady patio containers and woodland gardens.

Speaking of woodlands, don't worry about damage from deer. You may think this sage looks yummy, but they disagree.