Salvia patens 'Patio Deep Blue'

A delicious, soft, yet bright summer sky-blue salvia, with large flowers from midsummer, right through until almost Christmas. More
5 seedlings 511493-5 £6.95 Delivery early April
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10 seedlings 511493-10 £12.95 Delivery early April
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A delicious, soft, yet bright summer sky-blue salvia, with large flowers from midsummer, right through until almost Christmas. I love this in a pot, vase or border with the similar-coloured tweedia.

Genus Salvia
Group/Species patens
Variety Patio Deep Blue
Type Tender Perennial (Grown as a Half-Hardy Annual)
Common Name Gentian Sage
Border Position Container, Front
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Site Full Sun, part Shade, Shelter
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 30cm (12in)
Spacing 25cm (10in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Half-hardy annuals will require protection until after the last frosts when they can be planted outside. Gradually acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before moving to their final position. Choose a spot in full sun with moist but well-drained soil. Prepare the final planting area well by adding plenty of organic matter (such as Orgro or home-made compost) and forking it through your topsoil. You want soil with a fine tilth (or texture). Water plants well or soak for 20 minutes in a bucket or wheelbarrow of water if they look dry. Mark out your planting positions with empty plant pots, leaving plenty of space for plants to spread. Dig holes deep and wide enough so that the roots are covered and the crown (or base) of the plant is level with the soil surface. Backfill around each plant and firm the soil gently. You should be able to tug gently on the leaves without the plant lifting out of the ground. Water them in well and water again, with a flood, not a sprinkle, every 5-7 days (if no rain), to encourage roots to be drawn down deep. For growing in pots, use as large a container as possible, as this won't dry out so quickly and will require less watering. As a general guide we recommend 9-10 plants to a 40cm (16in) diameter container.
Flowering August - November
Vase Life Flower production: 4 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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