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Radio Red Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii 'Radio Red' PP #26,362

Pronunciation: SAL-via gregg-EYE
SKU #40917

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Description With stunning crimson-red blooms over a long season, this salvia deserves a prominent location in a garden setting. More compact, with larger flowers than similar varieties such as Furman's Red. Kept lightly clipped, it can be utilized as a low informal hedge or as a single specimen in a border or container garden. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Allow soil to dry between waterings.
Blooms Spring to Late Fall
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge
Design Ideas Of the many commercially available Salvia cultivars, the most similar in comparison to the new cultivar is 'Furman's Red', not patented. However, in side by side comparisons, plants of the new cultivar differ from plants of 'Furman's Red' in at least the following characteristics: 1. Plants of the new cultivar are shorter than plants of 'Furman's Red'; and 2. Plants of the new cultivar have larger flowers than plants of 'Furman's Red'.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Sedum (Sedum)
Care Easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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