Salvia patens

An excellent garden plant and cut flower. A stalwart old favourite with no seed-grown flower equalling it in its intensity of blue. More
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An excellent garden plant and cut flower in fantastic, Moroccan-blue. A stalwart old favourite, with no seed-grown flower equalling it in its intensity of blue. Will overwinter with protection.

Genus Salvia
Group/Species patens
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Gentian sage, Blue-flowered sage
Border Position Container Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Sow under cover February-April and plant after last frosts or in August-September, overwintering in a cold frame.
Care Tips A salvia that needs well drained conditions through winter. Do not prune back in winter, keep current years growth and remove when new shoots appear. Protect young plants from late frosts and mulch annually with well-rotted manure or garden compost. In season remove faded flower spikes to encourage further blooms and feed every 2 weeks. These Salvia are tuberous that over time develop an underground energy source that strengthens their hardiness.
Flowering July - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Vase Life 7-10 days. Sear stem ends in boiling water for 20 seconds.
Harvesting Flower production: 4-5 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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Salvia patens reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Valerie

Healthy seed, good germination, lovely plants and flowers.Quite expensive to purchase.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Gillian

Currently enjoying the blooms in the garden.