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Salvia, Blue Bedder
HEIRLOOM. It produces vibrant deep blue flowers until hard frosts.
Twice the size of the ordinary blue salvia (Victoria). At 30", this old fashioned strain is nearly as tall as its wild Texas parent. It produces vibrant deep blue flowers until hard frosts. An excellent choice for perennial borders as well as cottage gardens and large flower beds. Tender perennial, may winter over in mild climates.
Sow indoors in a warm, well lighted area about 10-12 weeks before last frost. Barely press seeds into seed Starting formula. Keep evenly moist.
How to Grow
Seedlings emerge in 15-21 days. Before transfer to garden, accustom to conditions by moving to a sheltered place outside for a week. Transplant the hardened-off seedlings to the garden after all danger of frost has passed. All salvias tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but they grow best in well-drained, rich soil. Provide plants with extras water in dry weather. The plants grow well in full sun and partial shade. Deadheading is recommended.
These versatile, colorful plants are widely grown in annual gardens, perennial gardens, mixed borders, formal mass plantings, herb gardens, wildflower gardens, cottage gardens, and containers. Compact cultivars add excitement to window boxes; tall-stemmed types are great for cutting.