From spring to summer, this annual produces multiple flower spikes with tiny flowers enclosed in showy bracts in shades of white, pink, or purple and marked with darker veins.
Plants grow to 60 cm tall and about half as wide. They are especially dramatic in large groupings. It is excellent as a long-lasting cut or dried flower.
Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun. This species tolerates alkaline soil.
Genus - Salvia
Species - Horminum
Variety - tricolor mix
Common name - Annual Sage
Germination rate - 80%
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Plant type - Annual
Hardiness zones - 3 - 13
Exposure - Full Sun
Height - 0,50 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,20 m
Growth rate - Fast
Bloom season - August - September
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Pink, Medium Blue, Purple, White/Near White
Soil PH - Acidic (pH 5.5 - 6.5)
Soil type - Loam, Sand, Well Drained
Water requirements - Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater, drought tolerant
Landscape uses - Bedding Plant, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall
Sow indoors 9-10 weeks before last frost. Sow in starter trays and press the seed into the soil. Seeds need light to germinate.
Or sow Salvia flower seeds outdoors in spring after frost danger has passed.
Germination time - 10-30 days.