Violet flowers bloom out of violet bracts from April until June on this lovely perennial native to Mediterranean woodlands and shrub lands, and which can be found growing in the mountains of Israel and which produces a seven-flowered flower stalk that the traditional candle stick was supposedly fashioned after, Biblical scholars claiming that Salvia judaica was the model for the temple lamp stand described in Exodus.
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.
Common name:Judean Sage
Packet Content:15 (Approx)