Scarlet Sage Picture Gallery
If the world were to coronate a Salvia as its favorite annual, there's little doubt that a deep red variety of Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens) would bear the sceptre. It's a global favorite garbed in lush foliage and flower spikes thick with blossoms from late spring until frost.
Yet S. splendens is such a popular species that many people simply call it the commonest of common names -- Bedding Sage or Red Sage. When it was first introduced to horticulture in 1822, it was known as Lee's Scarlet Sage.
|Name||Mature height||Mature width||Flower color||Bract color||Exposure|
|Salvia splendens van houttei 'Dancing Flame'||1 to 2 feet||1 to 2 feet||Moderate Reddish Orange||Vivid Reddish Orange||Partial shade|
|Salvia splendens 'Sao Borja'||5 to 6 feet||5 to 6 feet||Deep Purplish Red||Dark Red||Partial shade|
|Salvia splendens van houttei 'Burgundy'||3 to 4 feet||3 to 4 feet||Deep Purplish Red||Vivid Red||Partial shade|
|Salvia splendens van houttei 'Faye Chapel'||2 to 3 feet||2 to 3 feet||Vivid Red||Vivid Reddish Orange||Partial shade|
|Salvia darcyi x splendens 'Roman Red'||2 to 3 feet||2 to 3 feet||Not yet defined *||Not yet defined *||Full sun to partial shade|