Salvia microphylla


Baby Salvia (sometimes called Little Leaf Salvia) gets its name from the size of its leaves and not its overall growth or flower power. The bright orange-red flower is accented by a dark and light alternating pattern found on the new stems. A humming bird favorite!

Baby Salvia should be cut back when the flowers stop. This sometimes happens twice in a season. Since the flowers stop forming when temperatures get over 90 this can be a good time to give it a bit of a hair cut and shaping. As summer winds down and the temperatures cool off it will start blooming again. A second pruning in the fall is also a good idea. Prune back about a third of the plant and cut out any squirrelly branches.

Cultural Information

Height: 3 Feet 

Hardiness:  Perennial
in Zones 8-11

Flower Color: Red 

Characteristics: Full Sun,

Uses: Fragrant,
Hummingbird, Ornamental

This plant has been discontinued. You might try Hot Lips Salvia.

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