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Bonfire Salvia

7 reviews

This variety blooms from July until the first frost on plants that often exceed 2 feet in height. Extremely impressive when planted in beds. If you want constant scarlet color this is the plant for you.

50 seeds




Salvia splendens

Annual, Perennial zone 8 and above

Germination: 7-21 days

Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF

Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly press in, needs light to germinate

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 10-12” apart

Sowing Outdoors:  After the last frost, when soil is over 65ºF.  Only in areas with long growing seasons.

Growth Habit: Columnar, upright

Height and Width: 24-30” x 12-18”

Spacing: 10-12" apart

Light Needs: Full sun, light shade 

Soil Needs: Average, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed: 100-110 days

Uses: Cut flowers, patio containers, bedding plants, established plants tolerate drought, low maintenance, long-lasting color, deer resistant.

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting.  Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer every few weeks. 

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Karen M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

I started the Bonfire salvia (Salvia splendens) seed indoors several weeks early, then transplanted them out to the garden. They started blooming in late June and haven't stopped since. They are beautiful. My plants have grown four feet tall! I didn't know they would get so tall; next year I will site them better.

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WOW! Nice work. They look absolutely beautiful!

Jennifer M.
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Beautiful plants

We had a great experience ordering from Pine tree Garden Seeds. Easy and quick.

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Easy to grow. Fairly quick germination. The blooms are beautiful, the plant holds up well to high heat. It attracts hummingbirds like crazy a huge plus in my book!

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Easy to grow and easy to care for. You can grow it in containers, that is what I did. Hummingbirds go crazy for these!

Veronica T.
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Hummingbird Salvia

Every year I reserve space in my garden for these large salvias because the Hummers love them and they are a striking addition. Planted in a swath, these tall flowers explode just when the local juvenile Hummingbirds are searching for nectar.