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Salvia - Rose Queen

£1.25

Salvia 'Rose Queen' bears tall spikes of rose-pink flowers which will provide your garden with a striking show of intense colour. It will flower the first year from an early sowing and is ideal for growing at the front of a sunny border, in containers or for cut flowers. Great for attracting wildlife like bees and butterflies to the 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 45 to 60cm (18 to 24in).
Spread 30 to 45cm (12 to 18in).


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