Lighthouse Red (Salvia/tall)

Latin Name: Salvia spendens

Item #: 1290C

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1M = 1,000 Seeds

Difficulty:

Easy

Suitable for Containers:

Yes

Attracts Butterflies:

Yes

Attracts Bees:

Yes

(20 in/50 cm) Bushy plants have long lasting scarlet red colored flower spikes. Blooms throughout the summer.
(20 in/50 cm) Bushy plants have long lasting scarlet red colored flower spikes. Blooms throughout the summer. An improved bonfire type.

SALVIA

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.

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