ARCTIC BLUE FLAG IRIS Setosa
Iris setosa is suitable to be grown in the front of a border, on the sunny edge of a woodland garden, or in a bog garden The iris prefer to grow in moist or wet soils, though it can adapt to various conditions, including partially dry conditions if there is part .
In mild temperate areas, the leaves are evergreen, (surviving the winter). But it is best to tidy up the plant and trim the leaves back before the winter, this reduces wind rockage (and root disturbance), then in spring, new leaves will emerge.
Tyep: Hardy perennial
Hardiness zones: 2-9
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity
Seeds per pack: 5
Germination: As with many perennials, these seeds require a period of moist cold to help them grow. This is done by giving them a cold ‘winter’ period (artificial or natural), and then a warming to simulate ‘spring’, and time to grow! Here’s how this can be done:
Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just under the surface of your growing medium, and water. Place your container in a cold area (but not freezing, perhaps a refrigerator) for 5-6 weeks. Once the cold period is completed, place the container at room temperature for them to germinate. Be sure to keep the soil moist during this entire germination period. Seedlings will sprout a few weeks, or occasionally several months, after the warming period.
Alternatively, these seeds can also be planted outdoors in fall, winter, or early spring, while temperatures are still cold (but ground is workable) to germinate naturally in spring. Be sure to mark the area where you planted them. This method is only advisable if you are able to ensure that the soil is consistently moist during the entire germination period.
Sage Blue Salvia Farinacea Seeds
Sage Blue Salvia Farinacea grows as a sub-shrub perennial in warmer climates and as an annual where winter temperatures stay below freezing for more than a few hours at a time. Sage Blue seeds can be started indoors or directly outdoors, and also commonly called Mealy Cup Sage, Salvia Farinacea features silver-green foliage with long, toothed leaves and produces multiple spikes of showy, about an inch long, bright blue flowers that are arranged in loose whorls along the upright stems. Mealy Cup Sage blooms over a long season starting in spring. The showy, fragrant Blue Sage flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Sage Blue makes a good bedding plant and useful in borders where brilliant color is desired, or Blue Sage can be grown at the back of a border and in combination with other flowering annuals and perennials for an English cottage garden effect. Salvia Farinacea seeds produce the plant that requires a little care and maintains itself year after year. Mealy Cup Sage is often grown as an eye-catching blue-flowered hedge which is in bloom for months.
Height: 24-36 Inches
Bloom Season: Spring/Summer/Fall
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Average/Poor/Moist well-drained, pH 5.5-6.5
USDA Zones: 7-11 (As Perennial) All Regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (10-12 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring/Fall
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-30 Days