Mýrastigi

Salvia hians

Lamiaceae

Height

40 - 60 cm

Flower colour

blue - violet

Flowering time

June - July

Foliage colour

lime green

Sunlight

sun - part shade

Soil

humus rich, well drained, moist

pH

neutral - alkaline

Hardiness

hardy, can be short lived

Plant range

Himalayas

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.

Propagation:


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.

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