Welcome to Nationbloom
flower for a long time; grow well in hot, dry conditions; and they provide a variety of bloom shapes, color, and fragrance. Here’s how to grow salvia plants in your garden!
(Inclusive of all taxes)
There are over 900 species of salvias and many of the tender perennial species are popular as annuals in regions where they are not fully winter hardy.
The following common salvias are usually grown as annuals. They may be grown as perennials in warmer regions.
Disclaimer: The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
Q: What is a Salvia Plant?
A: Salvia is a large genus of plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, which includes over 900 species of annuals, perennials, and shrubs. They are known for their attractive foliage and showy spikes of flowers in shades of blue, purple, red, and pink.
Q: What type of light does a Salvia Plant need?
A: Most Salvia species prefer full sun to light shade.
Q: How often should I water my Salvia Plant?
A: Salvia plants are drought-tolerant and do best with well-drained soil. Water them deeply, but allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Over-watering can lead to root rot.
Q: What type of soil is best for a Salvia Plant?
A: Salvia plants prefer well-drained soil with a slightly alkaline pH.
Q: What temperature is best for a Salvia Plant?
A: Salvia plants are generally hardy and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures.
Q: How often should I fertilize my Salvia Plant?
A: Fertilize Salvia plants once a month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
Q: How do I prune my Salvia Plant?
A: Prune Salvia plants regularly to keep them compact and encourage branching. Pinch back the tips of the plants to promote bushiness and cut back any stems that have flowered to encourage new growth and encourage reblooming.
Q: How can I propagate my Salvia Plant?
A: Salvia plants can be propagated from seeds, cuttings, or division.
Q: Are Salvia Plants poisonous?
A: Some species of Salvia can be toxic to pets and livestock if ingested, so it's important to research the specific species you have and take appropriate precautions. Salvia officinalis (culinary sage) is not toxic and is safe to use in cooking.
Want to tell us your experience with this product ? Just login and add your comments