- Season: Perennial
- USDA Zones: 8 - 10
- Height: 20 inches
- Bloom Season: Summer through fall
- Bloom Color: Blue
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- Soil Type: Well-drained, pH 5.5 - 6.5
- Deer Resistant: Yes
- Temperature: 68 - 75F
- Average Germ Time: 10 - 30 days
- Light Required: Yes
- Depth: Do not cover the seed but press into the soil
- Sowing Rate: 3 - 4 seeds per plant
- Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
- Plant Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
- Care & Maintenance: See: Salvia
Salvia (Salvia Farinacea Blue Victory) - Growing Salvia Farinacea seed is so rewarding. The butterflies and hummingbirds will love your garden when you grow Salvia seeds! Blue Victory Salvia plants are heavy blooming, compact and give a spectacular display of color. They feature multiple spikes of blue and white two-toned flowers over a long season starting in late spring and lasting through fall. Leaves are long and toothed, soft green nearly silver in color, especially the undersides. Blue Salvia is great as a border plant, container plant, or as a cut flower for fresh or dried bouquets. The Salvia Farinacea plant is a tender perennial that is commonly grown as an annual in most cold winter areas.
Salvia Farinacea grows well in lean to average soil and prefers slightly dry soil that is well drained. Fertilize only as needed. Blue Salvia will bloom continuously in warm weather and survives light freezes. Afternoon shade is appreciated in very hot areas, and it prolongs the life of the plant which may last several years. In ideal conditions, plants may last up to 5 years. As an added benefit, Salvias are generally deer resistant!
Sow Salvia seeds indoors 6 - 8 weeks before last frost, or outside after danger of frost has passed. Do not cover the Salvia Farinacea seeds since they need light to germinate. Salvia flower seeds need continual moisture, and for the first year, water the Salvia plants to help them establish well. Clumps can also be divided in the spring.