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Salvia penstemonoides

 
Salvia penstemonoides

Common name big red sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-10)
Flowers red (summer)
Size 3-5'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Tall sage with spikes of 1.5" long red flowers. Endangered in its natural habitat (southern/southeastern US). I never got to see what happened to my batch of seedlings from 2015, since we left our Pennsylvania garden the following year. My 2018 attempt from the same batch of seed, in Texas this time, yielded just a single seedling, but it has yielded a healthy first-year plant, with attractive glossy elongated leaves attached by purplish leaf stems. I expect to have photos of its mature form next year.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: left fence border

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '14 trade. Baggy 70F (71%G, 5-12d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (6%G, 6d)


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