Salviya is grown up from seeds, they are sown during the period from February till beginning of March. If to make it is later, it is possible not to manage to receive flowers on plant, as a rule, they appear in 3-4 months after landing.
One-year types of salviya at first sow to the easy nutritious soil then shoots dive in pots and place in the mini-greenhouse or other protected place. Long-term types make multiple copies by means of division of bush from September to March, but most often grow up them from seeds. Salviya can also be grown up cherenkovaniye, for this purpose take in the spring side escapes 7-8 cm long on which there are no flowers. They are placed in mix from peat and sand, and then contained at temperature of +13-16 °C. When shanks have roots, they are replaced to the constant place.
Cultivation of seedling
For landing of seeds of salviya to seedling take the light nutritious mix consisting of sand and peat. Crops is done surface then the earth is sprayed with warm water by means of spray. It is necessary to remember that seeds keep viability about 5 years. After crops the air temperature is maintained at the level of +25 °C. Shoots will appear approximately in 2 weeks, 3-4 more weeks have to pass until when it is necessary to make sword-play. Seedling of salviya should be watered regularly and also to make 1-2 fertilizing mineral fertilizer of weak concentration. Maintain temperature of +20 °C in the afternoon, at night it should not fall below +15 °C. One week prior to landing to the open ground begin to carry out hardening — reduce night time temperature to +10 °C.
Landing and leaving
I plant the tempered seedling to the open ground at the beginning of June when the threat of return of frosts disappears. One-year grassy types of salviya often use for registration of beds, long-term place along borders. It is desirable to pick up the open solar place for plant, but it is possible to put him and in half-shade. The soil has to be feeder, the salviya sticky grows on damp soils better, and the salviya sparkling — on friable and moderately fertile. In order that the plant is abundant blossomed and branched, side escapes need to be prishchipyvat. Salviya is capable to transfer temperature variation from +5-7 °C to +25-30 °C, optimal conditions for it are created at +15-20 °C. The plant quietly transfers the droughty periods, however at regular waterings it develops better. In cold months they should be reduced. The first fertilizing is carried out to growth period, the second — during budding. Recommend to cut off late fall elevated part of long-term salviya to root neck then it is necessary to mulch the soil around plant peat or straw.