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Maraschino Sage Salvia x 'Maraschino'

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Description

Maraschino salvia is a hybrid salvia in the Lamiaceae (mint) family. This plant is a cross between  Salvia greggii and Salvia microphylla.

Unlike other varieties of salvia, some afternoon shade in hot climates can be a benefit.  However, too much shade can cause the plant to not flower. Plant in a location where the plant receives sun on all sides.  If sun is only on one side, it will lean towards the sun.  

Determined to be among the hardiest red salvia.  It can be subjected to frost and will survive, coming back the next spring.

The bright red flowers resemble maraschino cherries floating in a sea of green leaves.

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Tags:
#fragrant#hummingbirds#evergreen#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#red flowers#fragrant leaves#edible flowers#native perennials#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#frost tolerant#long bloom time#pollinator plant#humidity tolerant#compact habit#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#hummingbirds#evergreen#showy flowers#fragrant flowers#heat tolerant#red flowers#fragrant leaves#edible flowers#native perennials#rabbit resistant#deer resistant#frost tolerant#long bloom time#pollinator plant#humidity tolerant#compact habit#butterfly friendly#pollinator garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salvia
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    North America
    Wildlife Value:
    Hummingbirds, bees, moths, and butterflies are attracted to the flowers.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
    Buffer
    Colorful
    Easy to Grow
    Fragrance
    Edibility:
    The flowers can be used as a garnish.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    12 inches-3 feet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7b, 7a, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10b, 10a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Solitary
    Spike
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Fragrant
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Cherry red flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Green leaves grow in an opposite arrangement along the stem.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Black
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Multi-stemmed green stems turn dark reddish/black as the flowers form.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Naturalized Area
    Near Septic
    Pool/Hardscape
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Border
    Mass Planting
    Small groups
    Specimen
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Moths
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Heat
    Humidity
    Rabbits