SALVIA hispanica

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SALVIA hispanica

Mexican Chia
Select Item No. SO069

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Annual
Family: Labiatae
Origin: Mexico, Guatemala: waste places.
Special Features: Blue, seldom white flowering spikes. 150cm at suitable conditions. Attractive for butterflies and other pollinators. Drought tolerant.
 
Basic Colour: (blue)
Flower Colour: blue, seldom white
Natural Flowering Period: July - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z9 - Z11
Foliage: entire, ovate, veined, green.
Height with Flowers: 150 cm
Spacing between Plants: 70 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained / average / warm
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 1.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
750
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

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