Botanical Name: Salvia x superba
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–9
Plant Dimensions: 24″ tall and wide
Variety Information: ¾” violet flowers clustered along upright stems (terminal racemes) that rise above plant foliage
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant
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: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18″ – 24″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 18″ – 24″
Special Care: Deadhead often (remove spent blossoms) to prolong bloom period.