Skaistažiedis šalavijas – Salvia coccinea

Skaistažiedis šalavijas

PLANT NAME
Lithuanian plant nameSkaistažiedis šalavijas
Latin plant nameSalvia coccinea L.
English plant nameScarlet Flowered Sage
TYPE OF PARTERRE
  • Clump, beds (mixborder)
  • Flowerbed, parterres
  • Groups
  • Wild plant parterre
  • Combination with woody plants
ASSORTMENTsupplementary
GROWING PLACE CHARACTERISTICS
Soil
  • average wet soils
Lighting
  • Heliophilous
Spacing, cmFrom 20 to 30
PLANT HEIGHT AND HABITUS
Height
  • middle height – 41- 60 cm
  • tall - 61-80 cm
Habitusflower with non-expressive habitus, for background
PLANTS ORNAMENTALITY
Leaf color
  • green
Blossom color
  • red, red tints
Blooming time
  • 1-st half of the summer - June 2-nd decade- July 2-nd decade
  • 2-nd half of the summer - July Third Decade - August
  • autumn - September - October
Blooming period3 months
General ornamentalitydecorative
Ornamentality duration, months5
Groupnon-typical annual
Bioecological groupAnnual
PLANT PROPAGATION
Propagation methods: seeds. Long vegetation plant. The flower begins blooming (depending on species) in 3,5-6 months after sow. Seeds are sown in boxes between January and March at 20 - 25°C temperature. Seeds germinate within 8-14 days. 350 - 400 seeds per 1 gram. 1000 seedlings per 8 - 10 grams of seeds sown. Seeds stay viable for 4-5 years. Seed yield is 3-5 g for a square meter. Cross-pollinated flower, isolation distance is 200-500 m Seedlings are replanted in rich soil with 3 cm distance between plants. Seedlings are replanted only after frosts.

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