Red Salvia has beautiful red spiked flowers that attract hummingbirds to your garden! They like morning sun. They don’t like the hot afternoon sun. Red Salvia will continue to bloom until the first hard frost, temperature below 32 degrees overnight. Here are 4 steps 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.
- The 4th step is a bonus step at the bottom of this post. Please scroll down …
The following video shows the results of pruning Red Salvia, and when to prune Red Salvia.
Bonus Step for Beginner Gardeners: The key to growing Red Salvia is the right amount of sun. Salvia prefer morning sun. They don’t do well in hot afternoon sun. To see more pics and videos of Red Salvia, click here. Check your local Home Depot, Lowes, online Burpee Gardening or eBay for their selection of Red Salvia! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!