Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor'
|Much-loved aromatic plants, the perennial and shrubby Sages are grown for their huge variety of flower colors and their long bloom. Colors include bright red, true blue, white, orange, purple, lavender and pink. The dried leaves of many types are used as cooking spices. Species come from many places in the world, so care needs vary widely -- some prefer heat, sun and dry conditions, while others need shade and moist conditions. All benefit from shearing or deadheading. Sold in containers throughout the growing season. Check specialty and mail order nurseries for a large selection of lesser-known varieties.
This selection of the native Texas Sage is well adapted to the environments of southeastern and southern United States where the species naturally occurs.
Attributes - Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor'
Plant Type: Perennial
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Early Fall
Flower Color: Red, White
Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Black Spot.
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