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Radio Red Autumn Sage

Salvia greggii 'Radio Red' PP #26,362

SKU
40917
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.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationSAL-via gregg-EYE
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Late Fall
Design IdeasOf 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'.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsButterfly Bush (Buddleja); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Blue Fescue (Festuca); Sedum (Sedum)

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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