Salvia Cyanescens – (Blue Turkish Sage)

$9.00

This plant is a silver foliage variety with superb blue flowers which is very handsome in containers or growing in dry places.

Description

This plant can handle most weather that the elements can throw at it. It can tolerate cold to minus 15 degrees C. It has large felty white leaves which grow in loose round mounds. The large violet blue flowers are borne on thin spikes.

This salvia loves hot dry places and good drainage. It is slow growing, but is also very tough and lives for a long time. It can be used to advantage in containers where it can tolerate some dryness , and as an attractive plant in the garden.

It is native to Turkey  and Iran.

Note: 18 seeds in packet

 

Sowing advice

For best results, sow seeds 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. However, one can sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, and often wait for spring before emerging regardless of when they are sown. But spring sowing will obviously give them a full season of growth if successful germination occurs.

Additional information

Classification

Hardy Perennial

Common Name

Blue Turkish Sage

Family

Lamiaceae

Maximum Height

90 cm

Number of seeds in packet

18