Salvia brevilabra

Submitted by BennettNS on

Has anyone successfully germinated this? If so, can you share your process and experience? I have had seed sitting in pots in warm conditions (pots in baggies) for about a month and a half now with no signs of life. Thanks for your help.


Submitted by Mark McD on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 14:31

Hello Dorothy, welcome to the NARGS Forum.  I don't have any experience with this particular Chinese Salvia, but found a photo of it; certainly unique with beautiful chocolate red flowers. I wish you eventual success with germination.

The species is found at high elevation (3200-3800 m. Sichuan), indicating it might have a good degree of hardiness.  In Flora of China, the flowers are described as blue-purple, but maybe, like many plants, and some salvia, flower color is variable.

Salvia brevilabra photo:

Salvia brevilabra in Flora of China:

Submitted by RickR on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 20:56

Glad to see you here on the forum, BennettNS!  Welcome, welcome.

This is all the data I have on Salvias.  Unfortunately, brevilabra isn't listed, but it looks like nearly all should germinate at room temps.
70=70 degreesF
70L=70 with light
70D=70 in dark
d= day
DS= dry seed
OT= outdoor treatment