This rarely offered salvia from Bolivia is described by our seed source (Seedhunt
) as "S. coccinea
We were intrigued, so we grew it for the first time this year.
It was one of the earliest salvias to flower and put on a continuous show until frost.
We were also impressed by its full, tidy, upright habit and bright red flowers.
Glossy green leaves and red flowers on sturdy, 18-inch stems.
Hardiness unknown, but tender around here (Zone 8).