A showy, summer blooming border plant or used as a mass planting for a bright colorful display. Plants have flowers with dark-reddish-black calyces with fiery ember-red colored flowers. Salvia coccinea 'Hummingbird Forest Fire' has a very nice plant habit and a long blooming period. This selection is easy to grow and more or less trouble-free in the landscape. Best when grown in full sun in the north or with some light shade in the south.
Germination within 4 weeks at 65-75F. Surface sow the seeds, light needed for best results. Once germination starts a light adding of soil medium can help establish the seedlings quicker.