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Salvia nutans

Salvia nutans
nodding sage

Common name nodding sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial
Flowers blue (May-June)
Size 24-36"
Light sun-part shade
From seed germinate at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Distinguished by its flowering spikes that curve downward. In my experience, about the truest blue sage around. Only one of my seedlings from several years ago survives, but it continues to get better every year.

Salvia nutans
in bud
nodding sage
I like the post-bloom stage too, with yellowish-green spent flowers working on producing seeds.
Salvia nutans

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 '10 trade. Baggy 70F (75%G, 4-6d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (32%G, 4-17d)
  3. Seed from '14 garden. Baggy 70F (100%G, 7d)

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