Posted: 04/04/2013 at 15:54
Buy them as plants. Or as nut said grow from seed. Me? I'm lazeeeeeeee. I grow from bought plants and propagate every year.....with Patens it's by splitting tubers after a couple of,years. But cuttings good too.
Need sun, good drainage, and yes you can grow in pots. I do this with a few spare ones I have in pots to disguise in the gardenIng plantIng scheme.
Slugs love em. ESP those big fat ones (nice in salads) but I keep an eye out for them. Usually only odd one or two at season' s start and when I've caught them the plants usually are fine thereafter.
As with hostas, hellebores, fuschias, etc these are highly addictive plants. Some salvias grow 7 feet others just a few inches. I grow pineapple sage....rich pineapple scented leaves ( brush against it and the scent lingers on you) but this has red flowers
Patens comes in pale blue or dark blue but there is a rather special one......guaranjuato Larger richer flowers on a bigger plant
Whet your appetite?