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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.
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20 seeds

5 seedlings (511077-5)

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Sow Under Cover
Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Container Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September, 10-12 weeks from spring sowing
Height
60cm (24in)
Group/Species
patens
Common name
Gentian Sage
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Size
20 seeds
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
45cm (18in)
Cultivation
Sow under cover February-April and plant after last frosts or in August-September, overwintering in a cold frame.

Description

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.

Care Tips

Protect young plants from frost and plant in a sunny, free-draining spot. Do not prune back in winter, keep current years growth and remove when new shoots appear. Mulch annually.