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· Zone 3-8
· Full Sun, Part Sun
· Height 12”-14”
· Bloom Season Summer to First Frost
· Features Attracts Bees, Hummingbirds,
· Life Cycle Perennial, Annual
· Soil Well drained
If you are looking for variety, you have come to the right flower.
There are over 700 species of this plant that originated in warm and temperate
climates. There are annual and perennial varieties aplenty.
Spiky flowers are borne on bushy plants. Sizes generally range
from 10″ to 60″, with most varieties below 36″. You most likely
know, and readily recognize, the bright red and scarlet Salvia. But, the
flowers are also found in most colors, including blue.
How to Sow and Plant Salvia
Salvia may be grown from seed sown early indoors and
transplanted outside after frost, sown directly in the garden in summer, or
grown from potted plants.
Sowing Salvia Seeds
Sow indoors before the last frost.
Barely press the seeds
into seed starting formula.
Keep the soil evenly
moist at 70 degrees F.
As soon as seedlings
emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4
inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8
hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs
will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants
require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.
Seedlings do not need
much fertilizer, using a starter solution (half strength of a complete
indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.
If you are growing
salvia in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch
pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting
to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots.
Before planting salvia
out in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young
plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a
week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost
threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again
in the morning. This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell
structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.
Sowing Salvia Seeds directly in the Garden
Direct sow after all
danger of frost in in a
well-drained but moisture retentive soil
Remove weeds and work
organic matter into the top ;
then level and smooth.
Sow seeds evenly and
thinly and barely cover with fine soil.
Keep evenly moist.
Seedlings will emerge
inches tall. when seedlings are about 2
to Grow Salvia
compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either
cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their germination.
Mulches also help
retain soil moisture and maintain even soil temperatures. For perennials, an
organic mulch of aged bark or shredded leaves lends a natural look to the bed
and will improve the soil as it breaks down in time. Always keep mulches
off a plant’s stems to prevent possible rot.
Water thoroughly at least once a week to
help new roots grow down deeply. Soil should be damp at about 1 inch below the
soil surface. You can check this by sticking your finger in the soil. Water
early in the morning to give all leaves enough time to dry. One inch of
rain or watering per week is recommended for most perennial plants. You can
check to see if you need to add water by using a rain gauge.
Until plants become
established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be
necessary. Good air movement is also important.
After new growth
appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Use low
rates of a slow release fertilizer, as higher rates may encourage root rots.
spent flower heads to encourage continuous flowering and prevent seed
(1-2 inches) after the ground freezes in fall. Evergreen
boughs (from Christmas trees) provide additional protection. Remove this mulch
in the spring.
All seeds will come in a
resalable plastic zip lock bag and placed in a bubble envelope so the seeds are
not damaged by shipping machines. All seed packets contain no fillers or other
weeds or seeds mixed in. Most have been harvested by hand & all test at a
high germination rate.
We guarantee that all
seed orders will contain the quantity ordered. Unlike many sellers who sell
seeds by weight, all seed our counts are almost always correct, as the seeds
are packaged and counted by hand. Seed packages are all double checked to insure
accuracy. We do our best and will often add extra seeds.
We are a seller that
caters to experienced gardeners. (germination and plant care information is
readily available online. Most of our listings include germination
instructions, so we do not ship growing instructions.
All My Seeds Are Sold
Fresh So You Can Plant them Anytime within 2 years from Purchase
***Note: It is normal for tropical
seed germination to be sporadic from as little as 30 days to 6 months or more-
so patience is required. Buyers should do their own research for plant uses if
PREPARED – Some
Seed can be somewhat difficult to germinate – much patience and time may be
required – please don’t be wondering why the seeds have not germinated after
short periods of time. This is normal. Several months will be needed for some
seeds require some experience in growing. We provide germination guidance and
recommend that you do some research before ordering if you feel unsure. Growing
plants from seed is supposed to be fun. Sometimes it is successful and
sometimes not- this is the way it is with gardening. Because we are not there
to plant them, we cannot be responsible for germination failure due to improper
planting or climate conditions. We will always send you viable seeds
Seed is a live product
which depends on many important grower skills such as proper planting time,
seed depth, type of soil, watering, light intensity, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, soil conditions, and reasonable
weather during the growing period. These factors are totally out of the sellers
control, and germination and growing results are the buyer’s responsibility and
Payment by paypal. We
offer combined shipping. Put all the items you want in your shopping cart. When
you are done adding all the items you want pay threw your shopping cart. You
pay for shipping on the first pack of seeds and all other seeds ship free, if
paid for all on the same order. Your shopping cart will combine the shipping
for you. We only ship in the U.S.
READ THIS PLEASE: Orders
over $40 will be shipped with a tracking number, Otherwise: Seeds will be
shipped economy/standard or first class USPS Mail ,2-10 day shipping and no
tracking Items will be shipped 1-3 business days of receiving payment.
Shipping usually takes anywhere from 5-7 days not including weekends and
We always send the item
to the address you give us on PAYPAL to ensure the security of the item. If you
have changed your address, or want us to ship to another address, please change
to the new address when you pay us with PAYPAL, otherwise we will not be
responsible if the package is lost.
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this and all listings is an estimate made by the postal service and posted on
each listing byAgritz ….not the seller. The date of estimated delivery is
usually (but not always) accurate.
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Important, Please read
All seeds have been
test sown to ensure germination. Please familiarize yourself with growing
conditions and instructions for your seeds before you plant them, as all seeds
are different. Basic growing instructions can be found under each listing.
We Cannot Guarantee
how much you will be able to grow, as too many variables come into play,
soil condition, your ability to garden, weather etc. I guarantee that they
arrive as described and are in good viable condition and the germination rates