Salvia - Red Arrows
This is an excellent all-rounder. Red Arrow produces lots of vivid red flowers set-off against deep green foliage and its excellent lateral branching habit makes it very effective in mass displays in beds, borders etc. It is recommended also for window boxes, patio tubs or containers, flowering in the summer. Height: 28cm.
Sow from January to mid-April. For best results surface sow on a free draining compost. Enclose in a polythene bag and leave in a shady spot for 24-48 hours then cover the seed lightly with compost. Germination usually takes place in 10-14 days at 21-24C. When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant, handling the seeds with care, direct into 7.5cm pots and grow on at 16C, taking care not to over water. The occasional high Nitrogen feed will help to keep the leaves green.