Audrey's Plantmania

An Annapolis gardener sharing her bounty at bargain prices

Salvia ‘Maraschino’ December 8, 2010

Filed under: Fall Interest,Flowers red,Perennials,Summer Interest,Sun-loving plants — annapolisplants @ 10:17 pm

Salvias are wonderful all-summer bloomers, going right through the first frosts.  Mine start in April and were still blooming away on December 1st.

Salvia ‘Maraschino’ is a reliably cold-hardy salvia, the first red to reliably overwinter in our climate. (Good winter drainage is important.)  A tiny plant grows over the summer into a 2’x2′ mass of red blooms.  Hummingbirds and butterflies love them!

Look at that color!

Full sun, completely drought-proof once established.  (I never water mine.)  They detest soggy soil in the winter.

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