Botanical Name: Salvia farinacea
Native: Texas, New Mexico
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8–10; usually grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 20″ tall, 10″–18″ wide
Variety Information: ½” violet-blue flowers clustered densley along upright stems that rise above plant foliage.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″