Salvia, Violet Blue
Salvia nemorosa. Hardy perennial.
Lovely olive-green textured foliage, with tiny, violet-blue flowers that appear in late spring and last until hard frost. Reliable and easy to grow. Attracts pollinators.
Planting & Harvesting
Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)
Spacing: 1″ (3cm)
Sprouts In: 7-10 days
Thinning: 24″ (61cm)
Select a location with part shade to full sun. Salvia is not particular about soil as long as it is well-drained. Plant in spring after danger of frost. For transplants, start indoors about six weeks before last frost date. Keep area weeded and watered until plants become established, after which they are quite drought tolerant.
Keep individual flower spikes cut or shear back entire plant to encourage additional flowers.