This spectacular biennial produces foliage the first year and flowers the second. The fountains of 3' tall dramatic flower stems with pale lilac 1 long tubular flowers and very prominent rose-red bracts appear in mid-summer and last through early fall. This beautiful plant has a unique balsam-like fragrance and has many herbal uses. The leaves can be used like regular sage in cooking or to make sachets and potpourri. Plants require full sun and well-drained soil. Do not over fertilize; too much fertilizer results in more leaves and fewer flowers.
When to plant outside: Sow directly outside in spring, after average last frost.
When to start inside: Not necessary.
Special Germination Instructions: Seed germinates quicker when it receives some light. Press seeds into soil surface and keep moist.
We cannot ship this variety to Washington as per state regulations. Please do not order if your shipping address is in this state.