Red Salvia has beautiful red spiked flowers that attract hummingbirds to your garden! Even in the early Fall, you will see a few hummingbirds stop at your Red Salvia as they make their migration to warmer climates. Red Salvia like morning sun. Red Salvia will continue to bloom until the first hard frost, temperature below 32 degrees overnight. Here are 4 tips to keep Red Salvia blooming until the first hard frost:
- Continue to prune dead blooms using quality pruning shears, such as Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears (91095935J), as shown in the video below.
- Continue to fertilize every few weeks, using our favorite organic fertilizer – Espoma FT18 Flower Tone, 18-Pound
- Continue to water Red Salvia as needed. The leaves will begin to droop when the plant needs water. To learn when to water plants, click here.
- Bonus Tip for Beginner Gardeners: The key to growing beautiful Red Salvia is the right amount of sun. They like 4-5 hours of morning sun. They don’t like the hot afternoon sun.
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