Maraschino Cherry Salvia has large
lipstick red flowers that, like many Salvias, are exceptionally attractive to hummingbirds. They also makes a tasty
garnish for a summer salad or brunch stir-fry. Try adding a handful to
cornbread or pound cake. Chop slightly and add to butter or sour cream. Be
sure to remove the bract (the flower petal holder). These can be tough
In the photo above there are two Maraschino Cherry bushes
that are about four years old. In this photo they are a little over two feet
high and about two feet wide each. We prune them to about eight inches above
the ground in late fall or early spring.
Maraschino Cherry Salvia is one of
the six plants included in our fun
Kid's Herb Garden Six
and it makes a great addition to our
Edible Flower Herb
Garden Six Pack.