salvia farinacea 'victoria blue' seeds

£3

deep blue violet sweet smelling blooms.

Strikes a real chord this one. With their deep violet coloured flowers and growing to 60cm tall, it will leave a last impression and a sweet smell along with it. You'll need to play the long game for this one, it takes a while to mature, but when it does you will know about it.

why it's special:

  • Long flowering blue blooms
  • Attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects.
  • Easily grown in containers or on a windowsill.

good to know:

Plant LightFull sun

Windowsill PlantFuss free

Botanical name: Salvia farinacea 'victoria blue'
Open pollinated, GMO free seeds.

plant size

45 cm
30 cm

conditions

position

Sun or light shade.

soil conditions

soil

Free draining soil.

urban growing

support

Water weekly.
Occasional feeding.

when to sow

jan
feb
mar
apr
may
jun
jul
aug
sep
oct
nov
dec

when to harvest

care tip

Good practice to deadhead spent flowers to encourage side shoots and blooms.

details

botanical name
Salvia farinacea ‘victoria’

other names
Mealy Cup Sage, Flowering Sage and Blue Sage.

plant type
Perennial

pot size
35 cm

pet / baby safe
Yes.

approx. number of seeds
80

sowing guide
Best sown in pots or trays with damp seed compost and lightly covered. Keep in a warm and sunny spot.

about salvia ‘victoria’

A great choice for summer bedding and borders it brings butterflies into the garden by the dozen, and makes a wonderful cut or dried flower. Compact, branching and early flowering, Victoria Blue salvia plants are often treated as bedding plants and massed together to form a sea of blue blooms.

in the records

Salvia is named from the Latin word salveo meaning "to save or heal", in reference to the purported medicinal properties given to some plants in the family. Salvia Victoria is originally native to Mexico and the United States.

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