SALVIA PATENS 'OXFORD BLUE'
This impressive clump-forming herbaceous perennial produces sprays of fantastic Moroccan-blue hooded flowers on erect stems throughout summer and autumn. Superb both as a border plant and as a cut flower. No seed-grown flower has a better blue!
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.