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The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Salvia spathacea is cold hardy
USDA Zone:8 10° to 20°F (-12° to -6.5°C)
|Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence:
CRIMSON-MAGENTA vertics. in dense 30cm. spikes, PURPLISH bracts, beaut.
seeds 3x larger than other Salvia ( germ. 1-4 weeks) (mat-forming plant)
-20cm., ov.-lance.-obl., fuzzy, aromat. oil glands, from creeping rhizomes, moist
|Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
|Salvia spathacea sales history
Common names for Salvia spathacea:
|California Pitcher Sage, Humming Bird Sage, Kolibri Sage, Pitcher Sage,|
is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.
|6||: Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List|
|43||: Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List|
|55||: Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds|
|76||: Californian Native Plant Seed List|
|130||: Ground cover Plant Seed List (see also List 133)|
|161||: Edible Flowers|
|Some flowers are poisonous if not cooked. Some are only edible while in bud. Identify and correctly prepare all flowers before eating. Do not eat flowers that have been sprayed with weedkiller or other chemicals.|
|165||: Shady Condition Plant Seed List|
|190||: Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates|
|191||: Tropical Shrubs and Trees|
|700||: Humming Bird Nectar Plants|
|720||: Fire Resistant Plants|
|Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.|
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds.
Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like
require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.|
Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet,
the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Salvia spathacea seeds will usually germinate in 10-14 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
For Patens & Superba see No. 14 (Pre-chill for 3 weeks).