How to grow Salvia uliginosa

Salvia uliginosa growing 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.

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How to grow Salvia uliginosa – growing and care:

Well-drained soil

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.

Blooming information

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

Scientific name:

Salvia uliginosa

Alternative names: Bog salvia, Bog sage, Salvia uglinosa

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