Salvia viridis growing herbaceous of the genus Salvia also known as Annual clary, Orval, Salvia viridis annual plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-11.
Leaves color green in oval or elliptic shape.
Salvia viridis flower
Flower color purple and white in lips shape the top purple, flowers grow in raceme.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Seedling
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction? No
Difficulties or problems when growing: Invasive
Planting season: End of the autumn to winter in hardiness zone 10-11 or spring to summer hardiness zone 4-10
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: All season if needed
How to prune: Infected area
Size of the plant: 20-60cm, 8-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full sun
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 5-10L (1.3-2.6 gallons), require small to average amount of water with well-drained soil and the water go out of the pot, 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 and add rich soil with organic matter.
Bloom season? Spring to summer in hardiness zone 4-10 / Winter to spring in hardiness zone 10-11
General information about the flower: Purple and white flowers in lips shape the top purple, flowers grow in raceme, bract are the showy and noticeable part, bracts color purple, blue or pink in oval shape
How to grow Salvia hispanica 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 or autumn 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