This All-America Selections winner is grown mostly as an annual. It is an early blooming (starts blooming heavily in about at 9 weeks), easy to grow in full sun to part shade. Bright showy pink flowers over compact plants that grow 16 to 20 inches tall. Salvia coccinea 'Summer Jewel Red' is earlier and more compact than any dwarf Salvia on the market, starting to bloom as early as 50 days from sowing. In the garden this free-flowering red treasure will bloom all summer. Plants start to flower in 45-55 days.