Salvia daghestanica ‘Platinum’
Showy large vivid blue flower spikes, above a neat, tight, silver foliage mound, make Salvia daghestanica really something special in the rich world of Salvias.
So this is an aristocrat amongst so many lovely Sages.
Showy vivid blue & elegant silver
The combination of vivid blue, showy flower spikes, above velvety silver foliage is elegant as well as eye-catching.
And fortunately it is long blooming summer & autumn, so you and the bees both have plenty of time to enjoy the special show.
Dry & heat hardy groundcover
So plant hardy Salvia daghestanica in Full Sun.
Where you will find it to be water-wise plant, perfect for gardeners who have to ration their water.
Plus it is very hardy in frost, dry & heat, and it thrives in poor soil & good drainage.
And the bonus is that rabbits and deer don’t enjoy the taste or texture.
Hardy evergreen perennial. Easy, low maintenance.
Dense, evergreen groundcover 25cm H x 60cm W.
SEED SOWING ADVICE: QUICK & EASY
Sow Salvia daghestanica seeds at any time of year in punnets indoors.
INDOORS: Sow seeds in punnets on the surface of good quality seed raising mix.
Then press the seeds gently into the surface of the mix to ensure good contact.
But do not cover with the seeds with mix.
As these seeds need light is for germination.
Now keep your sown punnet moist in a warm, well-lit position.
Temperatures of 20-25°C approx. are optimum for maximum germination.
Seedlings emerge in approx. 14-28 days. But do not discard the punnet after the first seeds have germinated.
Because many desert plants, such as Salvia daghestanica, possess the cunning trick of naturally staggering germination of their seeds. Because this gives them a sporting chance to emerge during rare good times, in an erratic and harsh climate.
SEED COUNT: 10 seeds per pack approx.
(We always aim to exceed the stated seed count, and give a generous serve).