WINDWALKER® Royal Red Salvia

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Need a red Salvia? This isn't pinkish-red, blush-red or orange-red. This is RED-red. Blood red. Ruby-slippers red. Parrot-feather red!

The gorgeous WINDWALKER® Royal Red Salvia (Salvia darcyi x S. microphylla 'PWIN03S') is going to make your heart race and your soul dance! This is one of the rare 'true red' perennials that you cant just can't live without!

The color alone makes it worth the purchase. It is a big, bold breathtaking color! But the big color alone isn't the only thing big and bold about WINDWALKER® Royal Red. It is also just plain big and bold! The gracefully arching stems are topped with ruby-red flowers from early summer all the way through the fall!

Not only will they attract human visitors to the garden, but they will also attract scores of bees and butterflies from all over the area! This is also a Hummingbird-magnet because of the nectar-laden tubular florets!

Planting and Application:

We've read of people planting this in their front yard, only to have traffic stopping so that passwersby could get pictures of all of the hummingbirds and butterflies gathered in one place! You'll want to create a pollinator garden right in your front landscaping!

The big and bold red presence shines in the sun garden as tall perennial accents and back-of-the-border focal points. Growing up to 4 feet tall and wide, WINDWALKER® Royal shows up and shows off! They are perfect for dry slopes or banks where the water runs off too quickly for other plants to root effectively. They are fantastic cut flowers and thrilling in the vase bouquets!

Create small hedges along sunny pathways and the backs of your landscape beds as backdrops for the growing season, bringing bold color to everything in your garden beds! A single specimen in your garden becomes a prominent focal point! Even in large planters, WINDWALKER® becomes a significant thriller!

Wildflower gardens, Cut flower gardens, and Cottage borders are lovely locations for these Royal Red perennials! Hardy enough for your Rock Gardens and those hot, dry, and sunny sites throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 9.

  • Beautiful Spires of Bold Red Tubular Flowers On Dark Stems
  • Hummingbird & Pollinator-Magnets
  • Extended Bloom Time - Summer to Fall
  • Aromatic Green Leaves Form Well-Branched Mounds
  • Tall Hedges, Specimens, Backdrops & Seasonal Hot Color

#ProPlantTips for Care:

These hardy and colorful perennial Salvia are heat-and-humidity lovers that thrive in any well-drained, and even rocky, poor soil. Plant in full sun for the most blooms and strongest stems and branching. Water regularly with a moderate amount of water their first year, but once established, Salvia becomes very drought tolerant, only needing supplemental moisture during extended drought.

Plant with Nature Hills Root Booster and top-dress the area with 3-4 inches of arborist mulch for insulation, moisture retention, and to block weeds. Deadhead the blooms as they fade to encourage rebloom until frost, and prune back your entire mound in the very early spring. Salvia are clumping perennials that appreciate being divided every 3-5 years to maintain their vigor.

  • Full Sun Perennials
  • Well-Drained Soils
  • Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Deadhead For Return Blooms & Prune Early Spring
  • Hardy, Rabbit & Deer-Resistant

Don't just take our word for it. See if having a few WINDWALKER® Royal Red Salvia in your garden this year doesn't raise your heart rate a bit! Order them now so you can enjoy them sooner at!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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WINDWALKER® Royal Red Salvia Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salvia darcyi x S. microphylla 'PWIN03S'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color True Red
Foliage Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes