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Salvia Blue Chill

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Slightly taller than Mystic Spires, with great garden performance, Blue Chill offers a light blue hue in the garden. A premium variety that can command a higher price point. Well-branched, heat-hardy plants are free-flowering from Spring through Summer. Perfect for landscapes and mixed containers.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 18-24" (46-61cm)
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: Required
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.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 6,000-10,000
Temperature Day: 71-79°F (22-26°C)
Temperature Night: 62-67°F (17-19°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
Salvia Blue Chill