Salvia pratensis ‘Sky Dance’ seeds

$5.10

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Description

Picture thanks to Dorset Perennials

This perennial salvia has very pretty sky blue flowers in profusion during the summer months.  It has a very nicely mannered rounded clumps of dark green leaves from which the beautiful stems emerge. The bees and butterflies love them .

If you cut back the spent flower heads it will rebloom for you in autumn.  It will die back in colder southern areas , during the winter , but will re- emerge in spring.

 

Sowing advice for Salvia pratensis

The seeds can be sown at any time , provided you can provide the correct temperature, but if you sow them between May and November, they will flower for you in the summer
Sow them in trays or pots.  Cover with only a sprinkling of soil as light is needed for germination. Watch out for damping off. Ideal temp. 16-20°C. Seeds will germinate in about 14-30 days. Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle to 8cm pots. Increase pot size as the plant grows. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed with 15-30cm spacing.

Additional information

Classification

Perennial

Family

Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

Approx 50cm with flowers

Number of seeds in packet

approx 30