A great first year flowering Salvia, with spikes of gentian blue flowers from July to September/October. The lobed flowers grow on strong stalks 45 – 70cm 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.
Gentian 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. However, they flower in the first year from seed, so make good annuals. Salvia takes good cuttings.
Pack of 20 seeds. Sow in spring and summer. Germination is erratic, so sow more than you need. Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.
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