Blue Bedder Salvia
Tall, thin spikes of intense blue on bushy 3' plants. Used as cut flowers and can be dried successfully. Can be perennial in warm areas.
Annual, Perennial zone 8 and above
Germination: 7-21 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF
Seed Planting Depth: Sow on the surface and lightly press in, needs light to germinate
Starting Indoors: Start indoors 6-10 weeks before the last frost. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperature. Transplant after last frost, 10-12” apart
Sowing Outdoors: After the last frost, when soil is over 65ºF. Only in areas with long growing seasons.
Growth Habit: Columnar, upright
Height and Width: 30-36” x 112-18”
Spacing: 10-12" apart
Light Needs: Full sun, light shade
Soil Needs: Average, well-drained
Approximate days to flower from seed: 100-110 days
Uses: Cut flowers, patio containers, bedding plants, established plants tolerate drought, low maintenance, long-lasting color, deer resistant.
Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Amend soil with compost before transplanting. Cut back stems as the blooms fade, this encourages more flower production. Fertilize with a liquid fertilizer every few weeks.