• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Bright Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SAL-vee-uh my-kro-FIL-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Gray-green
    Blooms:Summer through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Design IdeasIrresistible hummingbird nectar flower that belongs in wildlife gardens. Exceptional in xeriscapes with dryland species from around the world. Perfectly matched with southwestern native sages. Add to beds and borders. Lends a decidedly cottage garden look.
    Companion PlantsSwitch Grass (Panicum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Gayfeather (Liatris); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Sedum (Sedum)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in average to lean, fast-draining soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates mild drought. Prune lightly after the first flush to promote continued bloom. Fertilize in early spring. Prune to shape in fall after flowering.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.