USES: Beds, Landscape, Pots, Patios, Containers, Borders, Coastal Gardens, Cottage Gardens
Botanical Name: Salvia patens ‘Oxford Blue’, ‘Dark Blue’
Common Name: Gentian Sage, Spreading Sage
Flower Color: Large 2 in (5 cm), pure gentian blue colored flowers.
Flowering Time: Summer to Fall
Plant Height: 24-36 in (60-90 cm)
Light Requirements: Full sun
Water Requirements: Average
Soil Requirements: Average, well drained
USDA Zones: 8-11. Annual elsewhere.
Misc: Flowers the first year. AGM Award of Garden Merit RHS
Sowing Instructions (Cliff Notes Version): Germinate at 75–78°F (24–26°C). Gently press seed into the soil. Light is required to germinate. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering seed. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.