Salvia 'Sahara Red'

84% (5 Reviews)

An outstanding bedding salvia

Will out-perform all other red salvias

Vibrant red flowers

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

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This truly is an outstanding bedding salvia. We thought we had it covered with existing plants in our range, but the vigour and garden performance of Salvia 'Sahara Red' has truly amazed us. Vibrant red flowers are contrasted by perfectly dark green foliage and go on to out-perform all other red salvias with the longest flowering period. You're in for a treat with this easy grow summer essential. Height: 35cm (14"). Spread: 30cm (12").


1 packet (40 salvia seeds) (54952)

Sow Salvia from February to April, in pots or trays on the surface of a moist seed compost and cover seeds with a sprinkling of finely sieved compost. Place in a propagator at a temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, which usually takes 7-21 days. When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3") pots and grow on in cooler conditions.

When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise scarlet sage plants to outdoor conditions over 7 – 10 days before planting outdoors. Plant salvia at a distance of 30cm (12") apart on any light, sandy, well drained soil in full sun.

Once established salvia plants require little attention and cope well with dry conditions. Deadhead faded salvia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. Although perennial, Salvia coccinea is half hardy and best grown as an annual in the UK, but may be overwintered in a bright, frost free position if required.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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