Salvia grahammiiMaraschino Cherry Salvia

$6.95 per 3-inch pot

Salvia grahammii Maraschino Cherry Salvia image
Salvia grahammii Maraschino Cherry Salvia image

Salvia grahammiiMaraschino Cherry Salvia

$6.95 per 3-inch pot

About this plant

Height
2 Feet
Hardiness
Perennial in Zones 6-11
Flower Color
Red
Characteristics
Full Sun, Evergreen, Water Conserving
Uses
Butterfly, Culinary, Fragrant, Hummingbird, Ornamental

Growing & using Maraschino Cherry Salvia

Maraschino Cherry Salvia
These two Maraschino Cherry bushes that are about four years old and are a little over two feet high and about two feet wide each.

Technically, this Salvia could be cut all the way back to the ground. This becomes more difficult as the plant ages so we prune them to between eight and twelve inches above the ground in late fall or early spring.

Maraschino Cherry Flower

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 and/or bitter.

Maraschino Cherry Salvia is one of the six plants included in our fun Kid’s Herb Garden Six Pack and it makes a great addition to our Edible Flower Herb Garden Six Pack.

This plant is often available in plug trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by an inch. Check here to see if Maraschino Cherry Salvia Plug Trays are available.

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