Early Bonfire Salvia

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Light up your garden with the brilliant spikes of red, tubular flowers surrounded by lush green foliage. While most modern salvias are short and compact, 'Early Bonfire' is tall, making it a stand-out in the garden and cut-flower arrangements. A large planting creates a stunning impact that's impossible to miss.
$1.89 250 mg

Botanical Name: Salvia splendens

Family: Lamiaceae

Native: Brazil

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 10 and 11; usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24" tall, 18"–22" wide

Variety Information: ¾" scarlet-red flowers clustered densely along upright 10" spikes that rise above plant foliage.

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer to frost

Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.

Days to Emerge: 7–14 days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 4 seeds every 12"–18"

Thinning: When 1" tall, thin to 1 every 12"–18"

Special Instructions: Deadheaded often (remove spent blossoms) to keep plants blooming robustly.

Special Care: Press seed into soil surface; do not cover with soil. Water gently or mist so as not to disturb the seed. When starting indoors, cover seed containers with clear plastic wrap to help retain moisture and keep the seed in place. Once seedlings emerge, remove the plastic wrap.

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Beautiful!
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Oct 13, 2019
This beauty bloomed non-stop from July until a freeze in October. Striking red flowers!
Gina Drexler

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