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Salvia pratensis Haematodes

Salvia pratensis Haematodes
meadow sage
Salvia pratensis Haematodes

Common name meadow sage
Family lamiaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z3-10)
Flowers blue-purple
Size 3'
Light sun-part shade
From seed easy, germinates at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripensmid-July

Eye-popping blue flowers on upright, somewhat lax stems. Ours have large, deep green, crinkly basal leaves. That makes me question the identity of this plant (received by me as seed of "Salvia haematodes"), since I understand there should be red veins on gray-green leaves for this variety. Salvias will always be hard for me to keep straight... This is a nice one, though, regardless of its true identity. It bloomed sparsely in its first year - the real show waited till late May in year two.

meadow sage
third-year bloom

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '07 trade. Baggy 70F (50+%G, 4-7d)

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