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Salvia subrotunda

Salvia subrotunda
hummingbird sage
Salvia subrotunda

Common name hummingbird sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle annual
Flowers red (summer-fall)
Size 3-5'
Light sun
From seed germinates readily at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

South American species, attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds. Our plants started blooming in early June, and continued on throughout summer. Flowers are scarlet, leaves are bright green and heart-shaped. The flowerstalks are free of leaves, which gives these annuals an airy, see-through look. I'm glad we gave this species a try with a bit of luck, they'll self-seed in our cutting garden.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '08 trade. Baggy 70F (84%G, 7-10d)
  2. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (58%G, 6-12d)
  3. Seed from '09 garden. Baggy 70F (~10%G, 7-12d)
  4. Seed from '12 garden. Lot A baggy 70F (2%G, 6d). Lot B baggy 70F (30%G, 6-12d)
  5. Seed from '12 garden, lot B. Baggy 70F (28%G, 6-12d)
  6. Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (70%G, 6-10d)

Somehow one of the lots I collected in 2012 was barely viable, while the other did reasonably well. They were collected a few weeks apart, but both appeared to contain viable-looking seed.

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