Salvia roemeriana 'Hot Trumpets' / Cedar Sage / Seeds

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Salvia roemeriana 'Hot Trumpets' / Cedar Sage / Seeds

A great first year flowering Salvia, with masses of intense scarlet flowers all through the summer, from June to September.  The flowers make an attractive contrast to the deep green leaves, which have a spicy scent.  Salvia ‘Hot Trumpets’ are compact plants, growing to a height of 20-30cm and good for both borders and pots.   They attract bees and butterflies into the garden.  

Salvia ‘Hot Trumpets’ does best in sun to part shade and a wide range of well-drained soils.  A position in well-drained soil helps these plants to survive the winter, as they are on the edge of hardiness.   Salvia takes good cuttings.   

Pack of 30 seeds.  Sow in spring and summer.  Sowing instructions and a colour photo are printed on the packet.

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Hardiness Hardy to half hardy deciduous perennial (RHS Hardiness H4)
Flowers June to September
Height 20 - 30cm
Spread 20 - 40cm
Conditions  Sun to light shade and well drained soil
Sow Sow in spring and summer.  Sow 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 20°C and seedlings emerge in 3-4 weeks.  If there is no germination, move the seed tray into a fridge for 2-4 weeks and then back into the warmth.  Pot on and grow until the plants are ready to plant out after the last frost. Overwinter later sown seedlings 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, leave the plant over winter and trim back to early grow in early spring.  Feed container grown plants regularly to promote flowering.  Semi-ripe cuttings can be taken in late summer.