Saucy™ Wine Salvia

Salvia splendens

A vigorous, tender perennial grown for its velvety burgundy-red flower spikes and lush green foliage, Saucy Wine blooms continuously from April to November. Sterile and self-cleaning, there is no need to deadhead. Like all salvias, Saucy Wine attracts pollinators but not deer.

Bloom/Feature

Burgundy red flower spikes April through November

Plant Type

Annuals

Evergreen or Deciduous

Evergreen

USDA Zones

9, 10

Zone Detail

25° to 30°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Compact Habit, Cut Flowers, Heat Tolerance, Reblooming

Flowering Season

Spring to Fall

Use

Accent, Border, Container, Mass Planting

Exposure

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Tolerates most native soils

Fertilizer

Yearly in spring

Dimensions

2-3' H X 2-3' W

Pruning

Not required; dead-heading promotes new growth

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in Full Sun to Part Shade
  • dig hole 3X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants
  • Apply a balanced slow release each spring