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Salvia roemeriana 'Hot Trumpets'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Salvia roemeriana 'Hot Trumpets'

Hot Trumpets Roemer's Sage

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Item #: 9669

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Height: 18" tall

Culture: Part Sun to Light Shade

Origin: Mexico, United States

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?


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Salvia roemeriana is a charming and easy-to-grow native sage that lists its primary residence as limestone outcrops in central Texas and adjacent Mexico. I caught my first glimpse of Salvia roemeriana on my 1994 expedition to Mexico, where it was truly love at first sight. Salvia roemeriana is a native woodland sage that forms a small 1' wide rosette of small, dark green leaves with purple veins. In late spring and early summer, Salvia roemeriana flowers heavily, topped with 12" spikes of bright crimson-red, tubular flowers...great for low-flying hummingbirds. Salvia roemeriana has survived 0 degrees F here with no problem and actually reseeds near the original clump...good drainage and a pH above 6.0 give the best results.