2011 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red'
National Winner
2011 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red'
National Winner
2011 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red'
National Winner
2011 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner:
Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red'
National Winner

Salvia 'Summer Jewel Red'
2011 AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner

This AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner was consistently rated “superior” or “above average” by the AAS judges because of its early and generous flower blossoms, continuing from spring to autumn. Additionally, each dwarf and densely branching plant remains a tidy 20 inches tall, even at full maturity. The bright red flower spikes are covered with half inch blooms making it perfect for the bird lover's garden where the bright red color acts as a magnet for hummingbirds. As an added bonus, goldfinches swarm the plant for seeds. Even the leaves add beauty with their finer-textured, dark-green color. 'Summer Jewel Red', just 50 days from sowing to first flower, is approximately two weeks earlier than comparisons. Expect long season performance and superior holding ability in both wind and rain. This annual is ideal for full sun containers, mixed beds and borders where uniformity is desired. 'Summer Jewel Red' is also a recipient of Europe's FleuroSelect Gold Medal award for garden performance. 

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Bedding Plant Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Salvia
Variety Name: 'Summer Jewel Red'
Genus: Salvia
Species: coccinea
Year: 2011
Common Name: Salvia
Type: Flowers
Breeder: Takii & Co., Ltd.
Close Market Comparison: Lady in Red'
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Dead Heading Recommended: NO
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Dark green
Plant Habit: Bushy
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 10-12 inches
Bloom Time: Early Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Fall, Summer to Frost
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Color Pattern: Solid
Bloom Size: spike with 1/2-inch blooms
Fragrance: None
Weather Tolerance: Rain, Wind
Pollinator Friendly: Butterflies, Birds, Hummingbirds
Home Gardener Use
Container: YES
Hanging Basket: NO
Low Edging: NO
Medium Height Divider: NO
Tall Background: NO
Ground Cover: NO
Herb: NO
Cut Flower: NO
Dried Flower / Everlasting: NO
Houseplant: NO
Water Garden: NO
Edible Ornamental: NO

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