Salvia uliginosa grow and care – herbaceous of the genus Salvia also known as Bog sage, Salvia uliginosa perennial evergreen or annual used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 8-11 (as perennial) 5-8 (as annual).
Leaves in color green in lanceolate shape the leaves hairy.
Salvia uliginosa flower
Flower color blue with white apron flower shape its dancer body with dress.
Salvia uliginosa for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to care: Fertilize once a year and put organic matter, winter care require over that plant in the base possible with wood chip or dead leaves
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: Invasive
Planting season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone 8-10a, spring or autumn in hardiness zone 10b, if the summer not too much hot possible in summer, all year in hardiness zone 11, as annual plant in spring
Pests and diseases: Aphids, spider mites
Pruning season: All season
How to prune: Just for design
Size of the plant: 0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter / flower pot / containers: Yes, when grow in container, size 10-20L (2.6-5.2 gallons), require small to average amount of water with well-drained soil and the water go out of the pot, better not to use bottom of pot, every few years to switch soil can be all or just part of the soil, soil need to be well ventilated and make enough hole in the containers with good drainage, can us in potting mix or peat soil with perlite or vermiculite.
Bloom season: Summer, autumn
General information about the flower Dancer flower the top is body with dress, color blue
How to grow Salvia uliginosa from seeds
Sowing requirement: Better to sow it in temperature of 20-25C (68-77F) possible in 15-29C (59-84F) but will take more time to germinate and less seeds will germinate
Saving and care seeds until sowing: Dry and dark location better in root temperature or refrigerator
Sowing season: Spring to summer in hardiness zone lower than 10a (include) but better in spring, autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10b+ spring, autumn or winter, and better not to sow it in hot summer days
How to plant: Plant in sunny location until 25C (77F), temperature that will be above in half shade
Planting spacing: 30*40cm (12*16 inches)
Depth of Sowing: 3-6mm (0.2-0.4 inch)
Conditions for seeds germinate: Moist soil, humidity, sunny location
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water, don’t let the soil dry and keep the soil moist
Germination time: 2-3 weeks in optimal condition but can take 5 weeks
Condition of seedling: Moist soil, sunny location but if it’s in the summer need to increase the amount of water
Alternative names: Bog salvia, Bog sage, Salvia uglinosa