Sage, Scarlet (Salvia coccinea) (Hummingbird sage)
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
The numerous bright colors of the flowers and their nectar make for a favorite of butterflies and hummingbirds.
Annual, originating probably in Mexico and found wild in the southeastern states, Mexico, the Caribbean and northern South America. Cardinal scarlet flowers. Quick color for borders and beds, a good choice for mesic to dry sites.
Press light-dependent seeds into surface of soil in early spring. Direct seed in the garden bed and tamp well, or start in pots and transplant out after last frost. Average germ time 6 days. Flowers 1 to 2 feet wide and about 2 feet tall. Not invasive, companions well with other plants.
200 seeds/pkt, Open pollinated