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Salvia spathacea

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 79143

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.
Fruit: seeds 3x larger than other Salvia ( germ. 1-4 weeks) (mat-forming plant)
Foliage: -20cm., ov.-lance.-obl., fuzzy, aromat. oil glands, from creeping rhizomes, moist
Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
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Common names for Salvia spathacea:

California Pitcher Sage,  Humming Bird Sage,  Kolibri Sage,  Pitcher Sage, 


Salvia spathacea 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
454:  Lamiaceae
700:   Humming Bird Nectar Plants
712:  Labiatae
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.


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plant-fungus communities, for improved nutrition, and disease and drought resistance.


Germination guide for Salvia spathacea

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis 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.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Salvia spathacea seeds will usually germinate in 10-14 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Salvia spathacea seeds on the surface of a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 20-25°C.

For Patens & Superba see No. 14 (Pre-chill for 3 weeks).


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