Salvia – Summer Jewel Lavender
pastel lavender purple on very sturdy 18″ tall plants
Pastel lavender purple on very sturdy 18″ tall plants. Here in hot, humid zone 8A, it performed beautifully and seemed pretty heat and drought tolerant. This is also known as Texas sage or Hummingbird sage and is said to be perennial in zones 9-10, and a tender perennial in zone 8 (not frost tolerant). In zones 4-7, this salvia is treated as an annual. Transplant into the garden about 12″ apart.
Start salvia seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before your last average frost. Barely cover seeds as they need light for germination. Kept at 70-80° F, germination is in 14-21 days. Make sure to acclimate seedlings to outdoor temperatures before transplanting into the garden. See product description for specific spacing for each variety.
To encourage a prolonged flowering season, deadhead spent flower spikes once they have completely bloomed. While this salvia is fairly drought tolerant, it will not flower well if it is not watered at all.
Tolerates Clay Soil, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Grows Well in Containers, Poor Soil Tolerant, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
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