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Salvia - Scarlet Sage

£1.25

Salvia Scarlet Sage is a tender perennial and therefore often grown as an annual. It has brilliant scarlet flowers on tall spikes and makes a striking addition to beds and borders.

Great for attracting wildlife like bees and butterflies to the garden.

    

 

When to Sow Indoors March to May 
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 September
Companion Planting Attracts Bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects. 
Uses Borders/Beds/Containers/Cut flowers
Height 45cm (12in)
Spread 45cm (12in)


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