Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Queen’ seeds

$4.10

An excellent salvia for the garden. What more can we say!

Description

This is held by many to be one of the finest salvias. It is a vigorous small form of salvia which forms small bushy clumps. It has intense dark blue branching flower spikes which are produced in early summer, and one plant can appear like a solid block of dark blue , the flower spires are so thick. The plant repeat blooms later in summer and reproduces its fine display.
It is a hardy, easily grown plant,and flowers the first year from seed. It can tolerate some drought, grows in spots where other less tolerant plants would complain, and doesn’t mind heat.
It is a plant that can fill a bare spot and look good in a very short time. If you grow in groups , it is a show stopper when in flower.

Sowing advice
Sow in spring summer and autumn. Sow in trays or pots
Surface sow onto moist well-drained seed raising mix with only a sprinkling of soil to cover as light is needed for germination. Ideal propagation temp. 20-25°C. Keep moist but not wet. Germination usually occurs in 10-14 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots and grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out once danger of frost has passed with 30cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Family

Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

approx 40 cm

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30