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Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' / Mealy Cup Sage / Seeds

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Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' / Mealy Cup Sage / Seeds

A lovely first year flowering Salvia, with spikes of deep blue flowers from July to September/October.  The flowers grow on strong stalks up to 60cm tall, and have an intense blue colour that contrasts well with other plants in a border.  These are also good in gravel and Mediterranean gardens.  They attract bees and butterflies into the garden.


Mealy Cup Sage grows best in sun to part shade and a wide range of well-drained soils.  A position in well-drained soil helps these plants survive the winter, as they are on the edge of hardiness.   They grow as perennials in warmer UK gardens.  However, they flower in the first year from seed, so make good annuals.  

 

Pack of approx 100 seeds.  Sow in spring.  Protect plants in a greenhouse or cold frame until ready to plant out after the last frost. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.


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Hardiness Hardy to half hardy deciduous perennial (RHS Hardiness H3)
Flowers July to September/October
Height 60cm
Spread 30 - 50cm
Conditions  Sun to light shade and well drained soil
Sow Sow early in spring from January to March for 1st year flowers, or into summer for flowering the following season.  Sow the seeds on the surface of a tray of moist seed compost.  Gently press the seeds into the compost and do not exclude light, which is needed for germination.  Keep at a constant 20C and seedlings emerge in 1-3.   Pot on and grow until the plants are ready to plant out after the last frost.   Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier plants.  Overwinter summer sowings in a cold frame or greenhouse in the 1st year.    
Grow Position plants in sun and well-drained soil to help them survive the winter.  Deadhead during flowering.   Remove spent flower stems as necessary and remove the plants in autumn if you are growing as annuals.  In warmer gardens mulch the plants in winter and they may survive for several years.