Salvia viridis (Annual Clary Sage) - Key Growing Information
DAYS TO GERMINATION: 5–12 days at 75–78°F (24–26°C).
SOWING: Transplant (recommended): Sow into 72-cell flats, 5-7 weeks before planting out. Gently press seed into soil, covering only enough to hold seeds in place as light is required for germination. Bottom water or mist lightly to avoid covering seed with displaced soil. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Direct seed: Sow 2-4 seeds every 12-18". Thin seedlings to 12-18" apart.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun. Tolerates part shade.
PLANT HEIGHT: 30-40".
PLANT SPACING: 12-18".
HARDINESS ZONES: Annual.
HARVEST: Fresh: Harvest when bracts are fully colored. Dried: Harvest when colored bracts have stiffened a little. Hang to dry.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil.
USES: Cut or dried flower. Excellent in beds, borders, containers, and planted en masse.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Salvia viridis.