Red Salvia is a cheerful little plant that is also sometimes called Scarlet sage. It is typically grown for its profusion of red flame-shaped flowers that appear on Spikes. They can be grown almost all year around except places with heavy winter conditions. They grow in most soil types provided it is well drained.
Pot Culture: Red Salvias can be grown directly into pots if needed. Sow 2-3 seeds in a 6" pot and cover lightly. Sow the seeds 3 mm deep. Water lightly. Keep in shade till they germinate in about 10-12 days. Gradually exposed to full sun. Soil should be moist but not wet. Later keep 2-3 healthy seedlings in the pot and discard the rest.
In Ground: You need to make the seedlings first. Once the seedlings are 2-3 weeks old, transplant them into their fixed position in your garden. The spacing should be 20 cm. Watering should be done when the soil is dry. Keep it moist. During rains ensure there is no water logging Feed Bahaar (liquid) fertilizer once in 15 days and later once buds appear feed Maxi grow Fertilizer. It will ensure more flowers. Continue once in 7 days till the end of last flowers. To keep the soil enriched, put Biogro (organic manure) once a month.
The variety in this packet is of dwarf type. The flowering starts from 85-90 days onwards. This variety is ideal for hedge, low screen and containers.