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About This Plant...
Genus and species: Salvia splendens
Plant type: warm-season annual
Height: 10-14 inches or 24-30 inches
Location and soil: sun; rich, moist, well-drained soil
Uses: cutting, bedding, border, containers, drying
Bloom time: summer-early fall
Color range: red; pastels
Indoor Sowing...
Time needed to reach transplant size: 8-10 weeks
When to transplant to garden: after last spring frost
Outdoor Sowing...
When to sow outdoors: after last spring frost
Other Sowing Guidelines...
Approx. germination time: 14 days
Germination temp.: 75 degrees F.
Sowing Depth: surface sow
Needs light or dark to germinate: light
Transplanting Guidelines...
Spacing between plants: 12 inches
Growing On...
Growing tips: grow the bright red variety for concentrated color in the garden

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