Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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125 mg packet, ~100 seeds
Native to the plains, prairie and woodland edges of central and west Texas and New Mexico. The 3-9 inch spikes of deep blue flowers provide nectar for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Foliage and flowers have the classic sage fragrance. Deer resistant, and makes a great garden border.
Salvia requires a cold-moist stratification for germination. Place seeds between moist paper towels inside a sealable plastic bag, and refrigerate for 7-21 days. Sow chilled seeds on top of moist potting soil, do not cover, as this species requires light during germination.
Seed Depth: 1/4 inch
Height: 12-24 inches
Spread: 12-24 inches
pH: Acidic (less than 6.8)
Light: Full sun
Water: Dry, Moderate
Planting Regions: USDA Zones 8-10
When to sow: Direct sow in spring or start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost
Blooming period: April-October
Coverage: Sow at 7 pounds per acre. One ounce covers 330 square feet.