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Salvia forsskaolei

Salvia forsskaolei
Indigo sage
Salvia forsskaolei

Common name Indigo sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z6-9)
Flowers violet/white (summer)
Size 2' by 2'
Light sun
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed easy, germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below

I received and grew seed marked as "Salvia hians". The flowers didn't particularly resemble online photos of that plant, and helpful comments left on this website (listed below) suggest that it is in fact S. forsskaolei (or S. forskahlii, as GRIN names it). At any rate, it is a nice medium-tall garden sage, well worth its place in our garden. Perhaps one day I'll get my hands on the real hians.

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '01 trade. Baggy 70F with light (no G). Probably bad seed
  2. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 65F (80%G, 6-10d)
  3. Seed from '11 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7-10d)

No light required.

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