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Scientific Name: Salvia splendens
Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh SPLEN-denz
Common Name: scarlet sage
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Annual
Key ID Features: Leaves oval, serrate, dark green, up to 8 cm long; flowers tubular, most cvs. bright red, up to 5 cm long in dense, erect, terminal racemes.
Course(s): Level 3 Apprenticeship

Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.1 - 0.3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico, South America (Brazil)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler
Additional Info: Google.
scarlet sage
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous, Pubescent
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Red, (Note: pink, purple, blue, and white flowering cvs. exist.)
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Not showy, nutlets enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:
Propagation: Seed, Division - above ground parts
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Rust, ( Pest resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(NCA) Not Currently Available : needed
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