Height: 3-4' (90-120cm) Flowering Time: Summer Flower Colour: Blue ____________________________________
Subclass: Dicotyledonae (Dicotyledons) Superorder: Asteridae (Daisy Superorder) Order: Lamiales (Nettle Order) Family: Lamiaceae (Nettle Family) Genus: Salvia (Sage) Species: dolichantha (long-flowered) ____________________________________
Salvia dolichantha is one of the most impressive Salvias, reaching up to four feet or more in height. It has tall drooping fuzzy stems with long spikes of large blue fuzzy flowers with a wide mouth. These are so big that when I first saw them from a distance, I thought they were on a Campanula plant. The whole plant is sticky, so that seeds stick to the calyx, flowers and stems when they fall.
Unfortunately, the plant is not reliably hardy in the UK, so may only live for one or two years.
Harvesting and Growing from Seed:
Inside (7 days)
Deno (6 days)
Seed Pod There is no seedpod. The seeds are at the bottom of the sticky calyx.
Seed The seeds are woody dark brown nutlets. There are four seeds from each flower.
Seedling The seedleaves are 'D' shaped. The first true leaves are rounded and notched.
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