Red Hot Sally Salvia
Red Hot Sally scarlet sage produces stocky spikes of vivid red flowers early in summer and continuing until frost. Native to Brazil, this tender perennial is most often used as an annual bedding plant. Spent flowerspikes may be cut off so that side buds grow and produce more flowers. The flowers are held slightly above the green leaves, creating a dense plant with stout and bright accents of red petals. Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds will flock to this plant.
This scarlet sage cultivar needs full sun and average garden soil, however it is very heat and drought tolerant once established. 'Red Hot Sally' is tremendously useful as a massed annual planting, as border accents, or in containers. It can provide a full, yet short vertical accent for large hanging baskets, too. I bought two of these and hope my "Black Thumb" doesn't kill them!