'Violet Queen's' flowers and leaves share a wonderful scent in the garden. It blooms non-stop through the summer; just remove the spent flower spikes and enjoy its lovely, continual violet color in garden beds mixed with colorful annuals. Hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators will also flock to the show. Snip a few full blooms for bouquets and table-top arrangements. Start indoors and be rewarded with first-year blooms. Drought-tolerant and perennial in USDA zones 3–9. Deer resistant.
Botanical Name: Salvia x superba
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3–9
Plant Dimensions: 24″ tall and wide
Variety Information: ¾” violet flowers clustered along upright stems (terminal racemes) that rise above plant foliage
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade
Bloom Period: Blooms summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.
Days to Emerge: 10 – 15 Days
Seed Depth: Barely cover
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 18″ – 24″
Thinning: When 1″ tall, thin to 1 every 18″ – 24″
Special Care: Deadhead often (remove spent blossoms) to prolong bloom period.