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Salvia viridis Bouquet Mixed
Salvia viridis 'Bouquet Mixed'
Salvia viridis 'Bouquet Mixed' is an exceptionally long flowering annual with pink, white and blue bracts produced on sturdy plants. Commonly known as Clary it’s a brilliant plant for beginners. It is easy to grow, produces masses of flowers/foliage for cutting and drying. Clary is brilliant for edging paths and growing in containers too.
Sow in spring when the soil has warmed up for summer flowers... then sow again in autumn. An autumn sowing will produce early flowers the following year. If you live in a cold area then the protection of a cold frame or unheated greenhouse is best. I love Salvia viridis in my garden!
Height & Spread
45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
In mild areas sow outdoors in spring (mid February, March and April) when the soil has warmed up (use a cloche if necessary) then sow again in August/September. In cold areas start Salvia seedlings off indoors.
Allow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Prefers moist but well drained soil in full sun. Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Beautiful pink white and blue bracts produced from May to October.
Pick Salvia early in the morning, strip half the stem and stand them in deep water for a few hours before arranging. Lasts 10 days in a vase.
Salvia viridis Bouquet Mixed is one of the best annual flowers you can grow. You will be amazed at how prolific these flowers are! They look brilliant with taller flowers in similar shades such as Larkspur and grow particularly well with Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue'