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Does Salvia 'Fairy Queen' need Cold Stratification?

Posted by hannah82 9b SoCal (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 25, 11 at 13:47


I have a packet of Salvia Farinacea 'Fairy Queen' that I purchased from Park Seed earlier this year. I wasn't aware that some Salvia seeds required cold-strat until recently. Does Fairy Queen fall under this category? I live in Southern California and wondering when it is the best time to winter-sow them in these parts.

Thank you!

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RE: Does Salvia 'Fairy Queen' need Cold Stratification?

According to Clothier's database, Salvia farinacea does not require cold stratification. The only salvia type on the database that appears to require a cold period is Salvia ringens.

Here is a link that might be useful: Clothier's seed germination database

RE: Does Salvia 'Fairy Queen' need Cold Stratification?


Thanks so much for that really helpful link Gardenweed. What a great reference!

RE: Does Salvia 'Fairy Queen' need Cold Stratification?

That is a wonderful reference! I'm going to book mark it too!

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