20 seeds Salvia bonfire is a red version of Salvia officinalis. Salvia splendens is a durable non-stop bloomer popular in park plantings. It's usually grown as an annual, but is perennial in Zones 7-10 One of the most beautiful flowers you will ever see! Flowers Late summer or early fall, Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season. minimum hardy Zone 5a -28.9 °C Salvia splendens
- Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Start indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost of spring. Transplant outside after the soil has warmed to 65˚ to 75˚F. Sow one inch deep and space 12-18 inches apart in rows 3-4 feet apart. Plants prefer full sun and moist soil with plenty of organic matter.
Harvest daily with a sharp knife during hot weather — pods taste best when young and grow quickly past the stage of prime eating. Wear gloves and long sleeves for protection from spines.Green Thumb TipSow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields.DIRECT SEED 2" ApartSEED DEPTH 1/2"THIN 6-8" Apart LIGHT Full Sun