Scarlet sage (also known as Lady In Red, Blood sage or Texas sage), Salvia coccinea originated in Brazil and is found throughout Southeastern US, Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. I found this one in Santa Cruz Mountains. “Coccinea” translates “scarlet-dyed.” It reaches 2-4 feet high and is loved by hummingbirds and butterflies.
We've been slowly working on our landscape this year. We put off a lot due to my illness, but managed to install the terrace and pergola and some various other stone/concrete hardscaping but planting and irrigation has been on hold due to my illness. We'll be planting a few sage plants, similar to this one when planting begins. It's so frustrating to be stalled not only because treating Lyme is so damned expensive, but to be too exhausted to even line up and manage contractors. But little by little, we'll get there and it will be fantastic.
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