Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Texas, or Scarlet Sage has been grown as a self-seeding ornamental annual in North American gardens since the middle of the nineteenth century. The spreading plants reach two to three feet and produce slender spikes of scarlet flowers, that are highly attractive to hummingbirds, from midsummer until the first frost in autumn.
Native Distribution: AL, FL, GA, HI, LA, MS, OH, SC, TX
Sow seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the average last frost date, Salvia coccinea seeds need light to germinate, so surface sowing or lightly covering seeds is recommended. Transplant outdoors after the last frost date into a well-drained dry soil. Approximately 45-50 seeds per pack.
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