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Do you dream of a beautiful garden full of scented flowers and buzzing with wildlife?
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In this shop you will find flower seeds for your garden, for cut flowers and for wildlife. Here are some of the best, most beautiful and easiest plants for you to grow.

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Salvia viridis Oxford Blue

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Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue'

Salvia viridis 'Oxford Blue' is an exceptionally long flowering annual with deep blue almost purple bracts produced on sturdy plants. Commonly known as Clary Sage it’s a brilliant plant for beginners. It is easy to grow, produces masses of flowers and is good 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 cloche, a cold frame or unheated greenhouse is best until your young plants are well established. I love Salvia viridis in my garden, so do the bees... I hope you do too!


GenusSalvia viridis
VarietyOxford Blue
Plant TypeHardy Annual. Cut Flower & Dried Flower
Height & Spread45cm tall x 30cm wide (18 inches tall x 12 inches)
Sow SeedsIn mild areas sow outdoors in August/September then again in spring (mid February to April). In cold areas start off indoors. Germinates in 7-14 days at 20°C.
Thin/Plant OutAllow 30cm (12 inches) between plants.
Conditions RequiredPrefers moist but well drained soil in full sun.
Water thoroughly in dry spells.
Flower ProductionBeautiful deep blue/purple bracts produced from May to October.
PickingPick 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.
Planting CombinationsSalvia viridis is one of the best annual flowers/fillers that you can grow.
You will be amazed at how prolific these flowers are! They look brilliant with orange and yellow Calendula and grow particularly well with Cerinthe major 'Purpurascens and Blue Borage.


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