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The fiery flowers of Scarlet Sage adorn the antlers of the Aries ram in this astrological seed packet. This plant handles heat well and will bloom continuously throughout the summer. It is beloved by pollinators for its plentiful nectar. Full sun. Annual but can be perennial in zones 9-10.
Also available in the zodiac collection tin.
Designed by Carolyn Dugas of Studio Gooz.
Guaranteed to provide a head-turning display of dramatic red blooms! Salvia is a versatile plant that takes the heat well and continues blooming all summer long. Beautiful and useful as it's a great nectar plant and well loved by pollinators.
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|Seed / 100' Row
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|After Last Frost
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Salvia varieties prefer full sun and well-drained soil. As perennials, they slowly spread out and take up more area as they mature from year to year, so choose a spacious location where the plant can thrive over time in a bed with other perennial flowers or perennial herbs. Salvias thrive in a hot or cool, dry environment.
Sow seeds in flats indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Soaking seeds can aid in germination, but is not necessary for good results. Transplant in mid to late spring. Perennial to zones 4-8. Water lightly to moderately.
For flowering salvias, harvest flowers regularly and deadhead any that have passed their prime. For culinary and medicinal varieties, harvest leaves in the second year of growth, or sparingly in the first year.
Hang dry in bundles or screen dry. Once completely dried, store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.