Salvia Blaze of Fire

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100 Seeds
S. splendens
Item Code: 13983
Half Hardy Perennial (HHP)
Suitable for Containers
Suitable for Attracting Bees
Suitable for Attracting Butterflies
Full Sun
Height: 30cm/12in
Plant Class: Half Hardy Perennial (Treat as HHA)
Habit: Bushy, Dwarf



Sizzling red hot spikes of colour that last through the summer. Beautiful for massed bedding displays and containers. Real value for money.

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Planting & Harvesting

Sow & Grow

Sow indoors, January-March. A warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow, 0.5cm (¼") deep, in trays of compost. Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of 20-25°C (68-77°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days. Transplant them, 5cm (2") apart, to further trays, when large enough to handle. Always hold by a leaf, never by the stem. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-June, 23cm (9") apart, when frosts are over. Flowers: June to October.

Hint's & Tips

To encourage a bushy habit and more flowers, pinch out the central growing tips when plants are 1cm (4") high.