Salvia forsskaolii Indigo Woodland Sage
25 seeds per packet.
A robust species that is native to Bulgaria and the Mediterranean. Produces rosettes of large, oval, hairy leaves and branching spikes of vivid violet-blue, summer flowers that are streaked white on the lower lip. Fantastic plant for bees and other insects. Height 90 cm. Well-drained, humus rich soil in sun to part shade.
Sow from March to June. Cover seed thinly, press in gently and keep top of compost from drying out. Keep pot warm at 15 to 20°C until germination, then move to somewhere cooler.
Carefully prick out seedlings when they have developed true leaves and are large enough to transplant to individual pots to grow on.