Tulisalvia "Scarlet Piccolo" - Salvia splendens.
Bright compact bushes! Spectacular inflorescences!
The plant is reverse-pyramidal, densely leafy, compact, 20-30 cm high. Cherry-colored flowers collected in racemose inflorescences 14-25 cm long. Blooms profusely from June to the first autumn frosts. They are used for planting in ceremonial flower beds, on rabatki, in groups against the backdrop of lawns.
The plant prefers sunny places, well-drained, moderately fertile, loose soils. Propagated by sowing seeds in March in seedling boxes, lightly sprinkling them with fine-grained sand. At a soil temperature of + 22 ° C, seedlings appear on the 10-15th day. Seedlings dive twice. Seedlings are planted in open ground in early June, keeping the distance between plants 20-25 cm.
Eng.: Bonfire sage. Suom.: Tulisalvia (kääpio). Sven.: Praktsalvia.