Cedar Sage (Salvia roemeriana, USDA SARO3), is one of several plants that have evolved to grow in the shade. Its red flowers are its most prominent feature.
Synonym(s): Salvia roemeriana Scheele
USDA Symbol: SARO3
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Bloom Color: Red, Purple, Pink
Bloom Time: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Notes: Has a hard time perpetuating itself under deciduous hardwoods, as the large leaves on the ground will block the emergence of seedlings and of the new years growth. It really is adapted to live under junipers/cedars. If you do plant them in areas with large, fallen leaves, keep leaves cleared from areas you want the plant to naturalize in. Also, it can become stressed and stunted in continuous full sun, so plant in dappled shade.
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