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Grows Well in Containers

Grows Well in Containers

Variety does well when grown in a container.

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Ideal for Drying and Crafts

Variety is excellent for creating dried Flowers.

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets

Good variety to choose for fresh cut Flowers displays.


GruppenblauSalvia 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.

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   120

Plant Cycle:   (TP)  

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Grows Well in Containers   Ideal for Drying and Crafts   Use for Cut Flowers and Bouquets  

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Growing 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.


Average soil.


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

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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