Mystic Blue Salvia - Knowledgebase Question

kalamazoo, MI
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Question by dfgquilter
July 3, 2010
I just saw a GORGEOUS Mystic Blue Salvia at the garden center.
However, from what I can tell, it is not Perennial in Zone5 where I live.
Would it be possible for me to keep it in a pot all summer, then bring the pot in during the winter and keep it in the garage?
Then, of course, in the spring, bring it outside again?
You mentioned that people do this with tender bulbs.
Would it work for this kind of plant?
Thanks so much, Dorian

Answer from NGA
July 3, 2010
Mystic Blue Salvia won't make an attractive plant indoors (unless you have a greenhouse and can control the light and heat to duplicate summertime growing conditions). I'd collect seeds of the plant at the end of the summer, save them until April and sow them indoors. You can get the seedlings to grow indoors under bright light and when the weather warms in the spring you'll have nice sized plants ready to be planted in your garden. Enjoy!

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