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Salvia Fashion Cherry

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(Fashion Cherry Sage) Pendulous cherry-red blossoms and dark bracts make Salvia Fashion Cherry™ an eyecatcher. Although it looks like an Australian Wish Sage, it’s a cross between North and South American species.

Common name
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Fashion Cherry Sage
USDA Zones
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones indicate the temperature zones where a plant is likely to thrive. It is determined by the average annual winter minimum temperature. Actual winter temperatures may be higher or lower than the average.
9 - 11
Size (h/w/fh)
The anticipated mature size of the plant: Height, Width & Flower Height.
This is the average amount of sunlight that a plant needs to thrive. Generally, full sun exposure is 6 or more hours of direct sun daily while partial shade is less than 4 hours of sun or dappled shade all day. Plants may tolerate more sunlight in cooler climates and need afternoon shade in extremely hot climates.
Full sun to partial shade
Soil type
This is the kind of soil that a plant needs to thrive. Most plants require a well-drained soil that allows the water to soak into the soil without becoming soggy. Sandy and clay soils can be improved by digging in compost to improve drainage.
Rich and well drained
Water needs
Plants have specific water requirements. Water loving means the plant needs regular watering to keep the soil moist. Average generally indicates applying 1 inch of water per week, or watering when the soil is dry to a depth of 3 to 4 inches. One inch of water is equal to 5 gallons per square yard of soil surface.
Container plant?
"Yes" indicates that this plant can be successfully grown as a container plant.
Patent #
This plant is patented, or a patent application has been filed and is pending and may not be propagated, under U.S. Federal Code, Title 35, Part II, Chapter 15 §161 without a license from the patent holder.
Hummingbird plant?
Hummingbirds have been observed regularly feeding from this plant's flowers.
Mature height
The mature height of this plant in average conditions.
2 to 3 feet
Mature spread
The mature width of this plant in average conditions.
3 to 4 feet
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Degree of Difficulty
Degree of Difficulty
This plant is easy to grow in a variety of conditions.
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(Fashion Cherry Sage)  Pendulous cherry-red blossoms and dark bracts make Salvia Fashion Cherry™ an eyecatcher. Although it looks like an Australian Wish Sage, it's a cross between North and South American species.

Fashion Cherry Sage is a hybrid of South America's Salvia splendens (Scarlet Sage) and Mexico's Salvia buchananii (Buchanan's Sage). Both tolerate heat, require only average supplemental watering, and grow well in shade. It's a good guess that Salvia Fashion Cherry will thrive in similar conditions in your landscape. Plant it in well-drained, loamy soil.

A perennial in warmer zones, Fashion Cherry is an excellent annual in colder winter areas due to rapid growth and long bloom. Its  short, compact form make this sage a standout container-garden choice. Southern California's Green-Fuse Botanicals, which works with independent plant breeders, introduced this lovely, easy-to-grow Salvia in 2019.

Pair Fashion Cherry with Fashion Burgundy Sage for a dramatic border or pot planting.