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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.

50 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Salvia farinacea

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. 

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