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botanical name:
Salvia splendens 'Van-Houttei'
Salvia splendens 'Van-Houttei' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Scarlet sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.20m
width: 1.20m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 4 to 10
description:
Large drooping spikes of vivid bright red, tubular flowers and deep wine-red calyces. Late flowering. Strong, erect, shrubby growth habit, usually grown as an annual but perennial in warm climates.

cultivation:
Fertile, well drained, neutral to acid soil in sun or part shade. Frost tender and performs best in fairly warm conditions.

propagation:
From cuttings.

usage:
Bedding schemes or in mixed borders.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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