Big Blue (Salvia)
Latin Name: Salvia farinacea
Item #: 1283Z
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Suitable for Cutting:
(24-36 in/61-91 cm) Vigorous flowering annual in a beautiful clear blue color. Performs great in heat, low maintenance with no deadheading required. Pollinator friendly. Pkt contains 10 seeds.
(24-36 in/61-91 cm) Vigorous flowering annual in a beautiful clear blue color. Super easy and super showy for back of border plantings. Performs great in heat, low maintenance with no deadheading required. Pollinator friendly. Pkt contains 10 seeds.
Annual (12-36 in/20-91 cm)
Approx. 7,500 seeds per oz/28 g
GREENHOUSE: Sow Feb. 1st-15th for combination pots, Feb. 25th - Mar. 15th for May-June sales. 1 oz/28 g sows 6 (20x12 in/51x31 cm) flats @ 750-800 seedlings per flat. Sow as thinly as possible in Jiffy Mix for husky seedlings. Water flats thoroughly with 70°F/21°C water. Press seed firmly into marks, do not cover (needs some light to germinate). Germinate @ 75°F/24°C soil temperature, use bottom heat for 5-14 days. Transplant in 15-20 days, do not handle seedlings by the stems use the leaf. Plant at same depth as seedling, no deeper. Shade transplants until they become established. Grow @ 55-60°F/13-16°C. Use well drained sandy soil without gas or high salt residues.
DIRECT SOWING: Sow outdoors May 30th, transplant in 10 days. Dwarf types 8 in/20 cm apart, tall types 16 in/41 cm apart.