Scarlet Sage Fast Facts
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Also known as Texas sage or hummingbird sage, this relative of the culinary herb can be identified by its bright and bushy red blooms. It typically flowers during late summer to early fall, giving your gardens a late burst of color when most blooms have already died off.
While most plants are either perennial or annual plants, scarlet sage can be both. If growing in warmer climates, scarlet sage acts as an annual and will need to be replanted each year. When found in cooler climates, it becomes a perennial and reseeds easily.
As with most herb plants, scarlet sage prefers good drainage, such as in gravelly or sandy soils. It will grow in either full sun or partial shade.
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