Roman Red Salvia

Salvia 'Roman Red' PP #31,931

Strong red blooms will bring vibrant season-long color to a sun-soaked waterwise garden. More compact than other red sages, Roman Red works well massed as a low, informal hedge, as a border accent, or as a container specimen. May behave as a perennial in warm winter regions.
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun, Partial sun

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


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Botanical PronunciationSAL-vee-uh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 28 to 34 in. tall, 28 to 36 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring into Fall
Design IdeasAn important subshrub for xeriscape gardens with any theme. Shares similar water requirements as many western natives making it perfect for wild gardens. Preference for good drainage makes an excellent bank and slope coverage. Excellent source of bright color in the Mediterranean landscape, but equally suited to tropical looks. Important staple of desert garden compositions. The quintessential dry climate hummingbird plant for wildlife focused gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeLong Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Mediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding, Rounded, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Accent, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial 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 FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
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 to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Prune spent flowers to encourage repeat blooming. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer in spring and again in summer.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones