Radio Red Autumn Sage
Salvia greggii 'Radio Red' PP #26,362
|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.|
|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.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise|
|Problems/Solutions||Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant|
|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'.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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