Salvia, and the scientific "Salvia splendens Scarlet"latin., representing the family Yasnotkov, is one of the most famous, planted perennial plants, which you can decorate any flowerbed or the territory of your dacha. The plant is a tetrahedral stem, at the end of the shoots there are bicorn tubular inflorescences. The plant is compact enough, only 25-80 cm in height, and is exclusively decorative. Flowers of fiery red color. In general, inflorescences take a cystlike shape, foliage of a dark green color.
How to grow Salvia
Salvia or Salvia - growing thisA perennial plant occurs as an annual crop. Almost all species of this plant, and almost 900 of them, are used for medical purposes because of the beneficial properties of certain essential oils. For example, Salvia splendens (Salvia splendens) has become very popular among fans of floriculture. Therefore, it is a rule that all species of this plant, grown for color crops and for industry, are called "salvia", and species that are used for medical purposes or simply wild-growing, are called "sage".
Salvia - growing, care and watering of plants
No complications care for this plant is notcreates. The only thing you need to do on time is to sow the seeds of the plant and properly plant them in the soil. It will take about a month and a half or a little less, and the salvia will begin to bloom. After this, it is necessary to re-sow seeds not earlier than February of the following year.
An interesting plant is salvia. Growing her sprouts does not require much effort. The plant is not particularly demanding of conditions and some care. The only thing that the plant likes is a high-quality, fertile, slightly moistened calcareous soil.
Salvia - growing Salvia seedlings
Boxes for seedlings are taken, and their bottom is pouredlayer of expanded clay, a bit of soft soil. All this can be easily bought in any specialized or flower shop. It is important to take into account that it is necessary to pour in the soil, so that to the edge of the sides of the box there is a gap of about a couple of centimeters. Then we moisten the substrate, cover it all with glass on top and leave it until the next day.
The next morning you can safely proceedplanting the seeds of salvia. They need to be evenly distributed over the surface of the soil, before mixing them a little with sand, as the seeds are rather small, and it will be much more convenient to sow them. After that, spray them for good moisture and then cover with a very thin layer of soil, about 2-3 mm. You can also use some fertilizers during the landing, for example, humus. This will improve the overall growth rate. It is necessary not to forget once again to moisten the top layer-covering of the soil, after which it is possible to cover the box with glass. Germinate the seeds should begin somewhere in 10-15 days, if the temperature regime will correspond to 20-25 ° C.
After it is noticeable that the seedsall the same began to germinate, it is necessary to choose a more sunny place for the future adult flower and, if necessary, to provide additional light. Inadmissibly strong rehydration of the earth.
When a young plant will have a second leaf, you can change into separate pots.
If you want to transplant salvia, for example, toto the country, into the open ground, then you must always choose the right time for it. You can not plant the plant during spring frosts. Between the bushes it is necessary to withstand an exact distance, about 30-35 cm. Salvia is very fond of sunny locations and soil fertilized with humus or other mineral fertilizers. Regularly, but not very often it is necessary to water the plant so that it is not sluggish. Especially you need to keep an eye on him when the summer heat is on the street.
Constantly fertilize salvia, water regularly, and she will please you with her fiery beauty.