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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Scarlet Sage, Tropical Sage, Blood Sage
|Size:||2-6 ft tall by .5-2 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Annual to short-lived perennial|
|Flower Color:||Red, pink|
|Phenology:||Can bloom at any time of year. Tends to die back in northern areas.|
|Habitats:||Disturbed sites, calcareous bluffs, shell mounds.|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower gardens and meadows.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Very long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Moderate. Tolerant of salty wind and may get some salt spray. Exposure to salt spray would be uncommon (major storms).|
Attracts hummingbirds, nut-hatches, and warblers.
Attracts butterflies, bumblebees, and other pollinators.