Botanical Name - Salvia splendens x hirtella 'Firecracker'
Common Name - Salvia Firecracker
Description - Salvia 'Firecracker' has beaitiful red flowers with brilliant burgundy bracts. Salvia's are a popular part of the Australian garden due to their versatility and tolerance of hot, dry conditions. This variety has high tolerance of weather coonditions and repeat flowers through out the season.
Flower Time - Autumn into early winter
Size - Grows to 1m high x 1m wide.
Use - A very hardy perennial which can be grown as a border, to line pathways, informal hedges, as a mass planting, mixed with other perennials to form a lovely cottage garden or in container gardens and pots.
Position - Full sun
Maintenance - Prune after the main flowering time, then cut back hard in spring to allow for new growth. Fertilise when planting and in spring. Frost & coastal tolerant. Low water requirements once established
At a Glance
- Full sun
- Low maintenance
- Promise to flower
- Butterfly attracting