Furman's Red Salvia

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Big, bright red blooms, the Furman's Red Salvia (Salvia greggi 'Furman's Red') is an extremely long blooming selection that will add bold color to your sun garden beds and borders! Aromatic and blooming in flushes from May until October!

The profusion of tall stately flowering spires is backed by aromatic lush green, neat crinkly foliage that forms smaller rounded mounds. It is valued for its tightly branched, upright growth habit and the crimson to scarlet flowers are an absolute favorite of Hummingbirds and butterflies. You will love the beautiful cut flowers and its fragrance is light and pleasant herbal Sage.

Also called Furman's Red Texas Sage, this eye-catching perennial Salvia grows throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 10, enjoys warm temperatures, and is moderately drought tolerant once established. Growing up to 2 feet in height and width, these bold red blooms love sun, heat, and humidity!

Planting and Application:

With its high-impact color, Salvia are wonderful accents and specimens! But this stunning red flower is too good to plant all alone! Groupings will create a bright spot that will be the envy of everyone who sees it! You will not just want one gorgeous Furman's Red, but to amplify the bold hue in groupings of three or five! If you place the plants so they form a triangle or a sweep, the Furman's Red plants will grow together to make one clump of amazing color!

You will love the results when you mix Furman's Red with colorful sun perennials like Purple Coneflowers and Tall Garden Phlox, or yellows like Black-Eyed Susan! As at home in the Cottage garden, Prairie and Wildflower garden, and mixed perennial garden as they are in the Rock Garden, the Xeric border, and the Cut Flower Garden!

Create tall bold red thrillers in planters in the sun, you'll add incredible presence around the pool, or fragrance when used around your seating areas, porches and patios!

  • Tall Airy Crimson Red Flowers
  • Blooms All Season!
  • Attracts Hummingbirds & Butterflies Galore
  • Tall Branched Stems, Aromatic Foliage & Round Mounds
  • Impressive Specimens, Groupings, En Masse & Container Thrillers

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Perennial Salvia like Furman's Red needs full sun for the most blooms and strongest stems and tolerates a wide range of soils requiring only that they quickly drain. Provide regular waterings for the first year in the ground, not allowing new plants to dry out. Then, just a bit of extra water is needed during dry spells and keeps the plant happy enough to encourage repeat flowers.

Furman's Red is a woody 2-foot herbaceous perennial that looks best if cut back in the early spring. Keep those bold blooms popping until fall with regular deadheading. A 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch around the roots keeps soil moisture more consistent and insulates the roots.

  • Thrives in Sun, Heat & Humidity
  • Drought-ResistantOnce Established
  • Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune Back Late Winter or Early Spring
  • Deadhead To Encourage New Blooms Spring til Fall
  • Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow Perennials

Crimson flowers all summer! Order the big and bold Furman's Red Salvia today at Nature Hills Nursery and get growing butterfly and hummingbird-magnets in your garden!

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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Furman's Red Salvia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-10
Growing Zones 5-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 18 - 24 inches
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Any Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Bright Red
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant Yes