Renee's Garden - Our new variety is compact and earlier blooming than other salvias, with clouds of nectar-rich, blossoms in a mix of white, soft pink, and rose-red. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators flock to these blossoms from dawn to dusk, and sprays of these charming flowers are lovely in mixed bouquets. Bee Heaven grows readily in a wide range of conditions and blooms continuously throughout summer. Ideal for containers or as easy-care, free-flowering border plants.
Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites
Great in containers
Pollinators & Beneficials
Tender perennial grown as annual
Instructions - To start early indoors, start seeds indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last frost date. Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix and cover very lightly. Keep moist but not soggy and provide a strong light source. When seedlings are about 2 to 3 inches tall, and night temperatures are above 50°F, acclimate to outdoor conditions and plant 8 inches apart.
To start outdoors, sow in well-worked beds or in containers in full sun only after night temperatures reach 50°F. Plant seeds 4 inches apart and covers very lightly. Keep soil evenly moist. Thin seedlings to 8 inches apart so plants have room to mature. To plant in a container, plant 4 seedlings in a 20-inch pot; 3 in a 16-inch pot, and 1 seedling in an 8-inch pot.
Plants grow quickly to 12-18 inches tall and bloom all summer long Honey Bees, hummingbirds, butterflies, and many other pollinators constantly visit these nectar-rich flowers.
- Plant in: May-June for cold winters; April-May for mild winters
- Full sun
- Sow seeds 1" apart; barley cover
- Days to germinate: 10-15 days
- Days to harvest: 12-18"
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