Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Seed - Blood Sage Seed
(SAL-vee-uh  kok-SIN-ee-uh)

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salvia coccinea picture, scarlet sage picture, blood sage photo Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
sun summer - fall red 24 to 36 dry to average 18 to 36 inches annual

Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Flower Picture  Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Flower Picture  Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage Flower Picture  Salvia azurea Azure Blue Sage Pitcher Sage with Salvia coccinea scarlet sage 
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  photos by cj

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Salvia coccinea seed
Scarlet Sage seed

number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  $2.50


1 ounce -    $10.00


1 pound -  $75.00


Salvia = Referring to helping, saving, healing
coccinea = Very red, dark scarlet

   Salvia coccinea, Scarlet sage or Blood Sage is a very attractive annual wild flower perfect for the hummingbird garden.  Scarlet Sage is a deer resistant wildflower that will tolerate salt spray and salty soil and like most Salvias loves heat. This species will do well right through the hottest weather with or without water.  Salvia coccinea prefers sharp-draining soil.  Scarlet sage is a sub-shrub perennial in warmer climates and an annual where winter temperatures stay below freezing for more than a few hours at a time.  Scarlet sage reaches 2'-3' tall, with 1"-2" triangular leaves on long petioles (leaf stems) opposite each other on a square stem. The showy flowers are bright red, about an inch long, and arranged in loose whorls along the upright stem. Scarlet Sage blooms appear continuously from early summer to first frost.  Salvia coccinea can tolerate intermittent shade but does best in full sun, tolerates drought, but flowering may suffer without supplemental watering during dry spells.  Native Salvia coccinea can be planted from seed and grown as an annual to USDA Zone 4, will survive the winters in Zones 9 and 10 and sometimes in Zone 8. Will reseed itself annually in Zones 6-8.  This American mint is especially desirable in natural area gardens where it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds and maintains itself year after year without dominating or becoming invasive. 

     Salvia coccinea (scarlet sage), although an annual this far north, has become one of my daughters favorite wildflowers.  Last spring she planted a bed of Scarlet Sage on an area that was previously used as a driveway for many years.  The area was hard, compacted clay soil with a thin layer of mulch.  Her Scarlet sage bloomed continually from mid summer until frost with very little additional water and was used heavily by hummingbirds. 

     The map below shows areas where Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage grows wild but it can be planted and will grow over most of the United States.  
USDA plant hardiness zones 4 to 9.

Salvia coccinea
Scarlet Sage, Blood Sage

Puerto Rico
South Carolina
Virgin Islands

State Distributional Map for SACO5

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subtotal for flower seeds 

shipping charge for seeds

seed orders up to  $20.00    =  

 $4.00 shipping

$20.01 - $50.00    =  

 $6.00 shipping

$50.01-$100.00    =  

 $7.50 shipping

over $100.00    =    7.5 % of subtotal


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Salvia coccinea, Scarlet sage or Blood Sage Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  ( National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.