40 - 60 cm
blue - violet
June - July
sun - part shade
humus rich, well drained, moist
neutral - alkaline
hardy, can be short lived
Salvia is the largest genus in the family Lamiaceae, with roughly 1000 species native to Eurasia and America. There are three distinct distribution areas, Central- and South-America, Central-Asia and the Mediterranean and E-Asia. Most species need a warmer climate than Iceland has to offer, but at least two species are hardy here.
Division in spring or fall.
Seed - sown in March.
Seed just covered and stored at 20°C (68°F) until germination.
Fairly hardy, but can be short lived.