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Salvia question

I planted some salvia seeds last year (I think it may have been salsa scalera) and they grew a little last summer and were overwintered in a sheltered area under a canopy. This summer they don't seem to have done much - see the photo of their size. I've had some in the greenhouse and some outside, all of a similar size now. I'm ready to plant them now but wanted to find out from someone if they are doing ok or whether it's not worth planting them in a bed cos they haven't done much? Or will they start flowering when I plant them out? Thanks in advance.


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    I think they will, Clary sage prefers to be in the ground than in pots.  Be careful with them, they’re not keen on being moved so tip the whole pot out and plant the lot.  
    Were they Turkestanica,  They should flower later. Lovely  when the do, and the bees go mad for them. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks. That’s helpful. I’ll give it a go and keep my fingers crossed!
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