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Salvia roemeriana (Dwarf crimson-flowered sage)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salvia roemeriana

Other names

Dwarf crimson-flowered sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. roemeriana - S. roemeriana is a perennial with ovate foliage and bright red tubular flowers in late summer.


Salvia roemeriana is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-red in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Removing spent flower spikes will encourage further flowers

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Salvia roemeriana (Dwarf crimson-flowered sage) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in light, humus-rich, moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sheltered, sunny position. As it is tender, it may be grown as an annual or grown in a glasshouse or conservatory.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Salvia roemeriana

Other names

Dwarf crimson-flowered sage

Genus

Salvia Salvia

Species

S. roemeriana - S. roemeriana is a perennial with ovate foliage and bright red tubular flowers in late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic

Habit

Bushy, Clump-forming, Compact, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-red in Summer; Bright-red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

Removing spent flower spikes will encourage further flowers

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salvia roemeriana (Dwarf crimson-flowered sage) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Conservatory, Cottage/Informal, Greenhouse, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Grow in light, humus-rich, moderately fertile, free-draining soil in a sheltered, sunny position. As it is tender, it may be grown as an annual or grown in a glasshouse or conservatory.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8

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