Salvia horminum Oxford Blue
Easy to grow 'Annual Clary', producing masses of deep blue bracts over a long flowering period. Ideal for a mixed border or sown in succession for cut flowers.
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA)
Habit: Bushy, Upright
Indoor growing instructions In trays of seed compost. Sow thinly and cover with a fine layer of compost. Firm gently, keep moist and cover with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at approx. 15°C. Remove cover when seedlings appear and transplant 5cm apart in trays. Acclimatise plants to outdoor temperatures from late May before transplanting 25cm apart in final flowering position.
Outdoor growing instructions In a prepared seed bed in final flowering position. Sow thinly in rows 30cm apart and cover with a fine layer of soil. Firm gently and keep moist. Germination takes 14-28 days. Make 2-3 sowings for a longer flowering season. When large enough thin to 25cm apart. Keep moist and weed free.
Tip Semi-circular rows create a more natural effect.