Saucy Red Salvia (Salvia splendens ‘Saucy Red’)

Saucy Red Salvia

Like a pair of red stilettos or your favorite red lipstick, you just feel all dressed up the moment you put them on! Your garden will feel the same way once you include this vibrant flower among your other perennials and shrubs! Vibrant red blooms, the Saucy™ Red Salvia (Salvia splendens) is one of those eye-catching reds that just seems to go with everything!

An annual in cold growing zones, Saucy Red Salvia is typically seen brightening patio and porch planters and window boxes in the sun or shade. Warm climates can enjoy these perennial Sages as vivid herbaceous perennials that come back every year!

Saucy™ Salvia has that perfect color that just attracts pollinators, bees and hummingbirds looking for a tasty treat! The lush green foliage has cute teeth along the edge but are soft and dense. You’ll appreciate the self-deadheading blooms that are low maintenance and easy care!

Planting and Application:

Saucy™ Red Salvia dresses up mixed-shrub plantings when used as edging or adds eye-popping bursts of color when used in groups among other perennials. You’ll gain major curb appeal with a row of these highlighting your foundation plantings or growing around your mailbox! Ring larger shrubs with vivid color or use these to make that sculpture or garden urn really stand out.

Patio pots, porch planters and even window boxes are ideal for these fiery red focal points! Mixing with almost all other colors, the possibilities are endless! Pollinator gardens, cutting gardens and even en masse where a bank of bright red color will turn heads while covering ground fast!

  • Vivid Red Flower Spikes
  • Lush, Toothy Green Foliage
  • Annual or Perennial depending on Growing Zone
  • Specimen, Edging & Containers
  • No Deadheading Needed

Tips for Care:

Salvia are easy to grow annuals and perennials, tolerating a wide range of conditions from sun to shade, however, you’ll see more blooms in sun, but in the hottest growing zones, they do appreciate some afternoon shade. Fertilize regularly throughout the growing season.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Consistently Moist Soil
  • Regular Fertility
  • Loves a Mulched Bed
  • Light, Enriched Well-Drained Soil

Saucy™ Red Salvia is just what your garden needs to feel all dressed up and ready to grow for the year!

Saucy Red Salvia (Salvia splendens ‘Saucy Red’) Details

Common name Saucy Red Salvia
Botanical name Salvia splendens 'Saucy Red'
Plant type Perennial
Hardiness zone 9-11
Growth rate Slow
Height 2 - 3 ft.
Width 2 - 3 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained Soil
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Red