The Q&A Archives: Why is the salvia not flowering?

Question: The purple salvia,planted in June, is supposed to flower all summer long.Ours is not, although the spikes are there and it appears to be growing.What's the problem?

Answer: Salvia is a member of the mint family and has the same growing requirements - plenty of sunshine, average soil on the dry side, and heat to promote flowering. If your plants have developed flowering spikes but just won't open them, I suspect they are waiting for some consistently warmer temperatures. As long as yours is getting all day sunshine they will eventually flower for you. Just be patient!

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