Flowers Salvia Gruppenblau

Gruppenblau

Salvia Seed

Product ID: 1689

Old variety of German origin is superior to all others in our trials.

Similar to Victoria Blue but blooms one week earlier, is taller, and has more stems per plant. Uniform, with strong, thin stems and 5-8" flower spikes. Tolerates heat and humidity. Also known as mealycup sage and mealy-cup sage. Tender perennial in Zones 8-10. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 25,400 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.
Johnny's Recommended Substitute
5-8", dense spikes bloom summer to frost.
125 - 130 Days

Additional Information

DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5-12 days at 75-78°F (24-26°C).

SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before last frost. Gently press seed 1/4" deep into soil, but do not cover as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist to avoid covering seed with displaced soil. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers at the second true leaf stage. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost.
Direct seed: Sow in clumps of 3-4 seeds, 1/4" deep.

LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS:
Average soil.

PLANT SPACING: 12".

HARDINESS ZONES:
Gruppenblau and Victoria Blue: Perennial in Zones 8-10, but best grown as an annual.
Marble Arch Mix II: Annual.

HARVEST:
Gruppenblau and Victoria Blue: For harvest either as a fresh or dried flower, harvest when the bottom 3-4 flowers have opened. Hang to dry.
Marble Arch Mix II: Fresh: Harvest when the bracts are fully colored.
Dried: Harvest when the colored bracts have stiffened a little. Hang to dry.

USES: Long-lasting cut flower and can also be dried. Excellent in beds, borders, containers, and planted en masse.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Salvia farinacea
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
120 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Tender Perennial
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated
Product Features
Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets
Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.
Ideal for Drying and Crafts Ideal for Drying and Crafts
Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.
Grows Well in Containers Grows Well in Containers
Variety does well when grown in a container.
Grows Well in Containers Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets Ideal for Drying and Crafts