Clary Sage Blue Monday
Clary Sage - Blue Monday / Salvia horminum
Includes 1 packet with minimum 25 seeds.
'Blue Monday' is an easy and vigorous hardy annual that produces spires of flowers, that are encased in intensely violet-blue bracts.
The plants grow vigorously in multi-branched clumps, up to 60cm (2ft) tall and 30cm (1ft) wide.
Easy to grow, low maintenance and relatively pest and disease free, the plants tend to be ignored by deer and rabbits.
GERMINATION: Seeds can be slow to germinate, 10-14 days, the optimum temperature is 60 to 65°F (15 to 18°C).
SOWING: Sow indoors in early spring 3 to 4 weeks before planting outside, alternatively, the seed can also be sown directly where they are to flower in mid to late spring. They will take approx 70 days from sowing to flowering. Keep soil moderately moist during germination. Plant out three weeks after sowing at a 25cm (10in) on a sunny or half sunny spot. Transplant: Use well drained soil and cover to a depth of 3mm (1/8in). When large enough to handle, transplant the seedlings into small pots to grow on. Acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 10 to 15 days before planting out after all risk of frost 15cm (6in) apart
GROWING CONDITIONS: Full sun or partial shade.