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Mysty Salvia
This compact new salvia is about 25 to 35% less vigorous than Mystic Spires, making it a better variety for mixes. Covered with true blue flowers all season, the dark green-leafed plants are naturally more compact, well-branched and very free-flowering. Heat-hardy plants are great for late Spring/Summer programs. Ideal for middle of the garden borders and 10 to 12-in. (25 to 30-cm) mixed containers.
'Balsalmysty'
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Culture Details
  • General Information

    • Height:
      12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
      Spread:
      12 - 18" (30 - 46cm)
      Exposure:
      Sun
  • Propagation Guide

    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray):
      32, 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone:
      No
      Average Days with Mist:
      5-8
      Pinch:
      Optional
      Average Propagation Time (weeks):
      3-6*

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments:
      Apply B-Nine (2,500 ppm) spray in propagation once between Day 9 and 11. Reapply after transplant if growing under long days.
  • Finishing

    • Soil pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Light Levels (fc):
      6,000-10,000
      Temperature Day:
      71-79°F (21-26°C)
      Temperature Night:
      62-67°F (16-19°C)
      Fertilization (ppm N):
      175-225
      No. of Pinches:
      1-2
      Plant Growth Regulators (S) = spray / (D) = drench:
      Responsive to B-Nine 2,500-3,000 ppm. Increase rates as days lengthen in late Spring and Summer.
      Pests:
      Whitefly
      Diseases:
      None
      Comments:
      Regularly allow the media to dry moderately between waterings, especially in cool periods. Proper pinching and moderate feeding will improve habit and flowering.
  • Crop Time (weeks)

    • 4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts :
      1 ppp, 4-8 weeks
      6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons:
      2-3 ppp, 6-10 weeks
      10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets:
      4-5 ppp, 8-12 weeks