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Jan 14, 2015 6:52 PM CST

I would appreciate all input on the planting of several (lots) of Salvia seeds. The Salvias came from Robin's Salvia seed site from England. Very expensive seeds but he does not give planting directions. Also, there are some seeds that I've harvested this past year from plants that I purchased from Salvia by the sea.

I generally know that Salvia seeds need light to germinate and warmth (some) but that is the rub as some need a bit of a cold spell. And I don't want to loose my very expensive seeds.

Below is a listing of the seeds:

Salvia x 'Elk Lemon Light' This is a perennial hardy to zone 6 ( I got very few seeds from this plant but what a plant:)

Salvia Forskhaoleii
Salvia Glutinosa
Salvia Royal Bumble
Salvia Alegria
Salvia Radula
Salvia Candelabrum
Salvia Madeline
Salvia Patens Guanjuato

Perhaps it is as simple as annual Salvias do not need cold stratification and perennial do??

Thank you,
Name: Larry
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Jan 14, 2015 6:58 PM CST
Welcome to all things plants, I think you will enjoy it here, great place to spend the winter.
Don't recall having problems with Salvia, but here are some instructions(down at the bottom of the page.) From Swallowtail Gardens.
Name: Arlene
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Jan 18, 2015 10:59 PM CST
Welcome! I don't know the answer to your question but there is a Salvia forum with lots of people much more knowledgeable. You might want to post your question there.

Good luck with them. I don't blame you for not wanting to waste your expensive seeds.

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