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Salvia - Blue Queen

£1.25

Salvia 'Blue Queen' produces closely packed spikes of deep purple-blue flowers emerging from blue-green scented foliage. This hardy variety flourishes in blazing sun and tolerates drought and is therefore easy to grow .

The Blue Queen has excellent garden value due to its compact but long lasting vibrant flower display which should encourage everyone to find a place for it in their garden

    

When to sow Indoors March to June 
Where to sow Sow indoors on the surface of moist compost filled pots or trays. Do not cover the seeds as they require light for germination. Place in a warm, light position (temperature of 18 to 24°C (64 to 75°F)  is ideal).
Watch out for damping off.
What to do Next When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays and grow on in cooler conditions.
When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise indoor raised seedlings to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Then transplant into final growing position planting them 45cm (18in) apart. 
Pinch out growing tip when plants are 15cm (6in) tall to encourage bushy growth. 
Water, fertilise and dead-head regularly to prolong the flowering period.
Flowering period June to October.
Companion Planting Attracts Bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. 
Uses Borders/Beds/Containers/Cut flowers.
Height 30 to 45cm (12 to 18in).
Spread 30 to 45cm (12 to 18in).


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