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Heirloom Butterfly Salvia

Marble Arch

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Heirloom Butterfly Salvia

Marble Arch

(Salvia horminum)
EXCLUSIVE - This hardy, reliable and unusual ornamental is a wonderful summer border flower. The upper floral ...
(Salvia horminum)
EXCLUSIVE - This hardy, reliable and unusual ornamental is a wonderful summer border flower. The upper floral bracts of the bushy 2 foot tall plants make a gorgeous display, with vibrant flags of color in perfectly matched shades of intense indigo-blue, rich rose and pure white, all with a lovely intricate tracery of tiny green veins. Our Marble Arch is an improved Dutch variety we’ve selected for clear colors and a long, uniform season of bloom.
Seed Count: Approx. 120 / Weight: 0.35 gms
$ 2.79

ANNUAL

Summer/fall bloom
Frost tender


TO START DIRECTLY IN THE GARDEN

Sow seeds in a well-worked seed bed in full sun when all danger of frost is past and weather is warm and settled. Space seeds 4 to 5 inches apart in rows 12 inches apart, cover about 1/2 inch deep and gently firm soil. Keep soil evenly moist while awaiting germination in 10 to 20 days.


TO START EARLY INDOORS

Five to six weeks before last frost date, sow seeds 1/2 inch deep and 2 inches apart in a container of seed starting mix. Keep moist and provide a strong light source until seedlings are ready to plant in the garden. Acclimate seedlings gradually to outdoor conditions when night temperatures are regularly above 50°F (10°C). Space seedlings 10 to 12 inches apart in the garden.


GROWING NOTES

This improved variety shows its three lovely shades at the same time and the pretty floral top bracts get larger and more colorful over time. Use cut blooming branches to add texture, color and form to fresh summer bouquets. Stems of Marble Arch will also retain their colors well for everlasting arrangements; simply hang small bunches upside down indoors in a place with good air circulation until dry to the touch.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1/2 inch
4 – 5 inches
10 – 20 days
2 feet

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1/2 inch
4 – 5 inches
10 – 20 days
2 feet

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1/2 inch

Space Seeds

4 – 5 inches

Days To Germinate

10 – 20 days

Mature Height

2 feet

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