Why is the salvia not flowering? - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mwleary
July 2, 2009
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 from NGA
July 2, 2009


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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