Plants grow 3-4.5 feet tall and have large 'claws' for flowers that are a good dark blue color. Large salvia with multiple upright stems that bend out word. The stems are thick and have prominently angled edges. It has large-felt like leaves that are somewhat wrinkled. The foliage is a nice dark green color and if plants are cut back after flowering- they will flower again in a few weeks. Nice plant for the back of the boarder or mixed in with shrubs. Summer blooming. Will flower some the first year with an early spring sowing.
Surface Sow with germination in 15-30 days at 70F. Germination may be slow and extended over a number of weeks.
Thinly cover seeds with soil medium and keep at 65 to 70F (70F = 21.1C), if no Germination in 3 weeks, move to 30 to 39F (39 F = 3.9 C) for four weeks then move back to 65 to 75 F (75 F = 23.9 C). Germination occurs over a 1-10 week period.