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botanical name:
Salvia 'Blaze of Fire'
Salvia 'Blaze of Fire' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Scarlet Sage
synonyms:  Salvia 'Fireball', Salvia splendens 'Blaze of Fire'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.30m
width: 0.25m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: red
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-alkaline
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 11
description:
Half-hardy perennial normally treated as an annual. Large spikes of vivid red flowers produced over a long period during summer and into autumn. Mid-green foliage. Compact tidy habit.

cultivation:
Well-drained soil in full sun.

propagation:
From seed, sown in early spring and transplanted outside after risk of frost.

usage:
Bedding, border edges, containers. Very popular mass bedding variety.

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