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Salvia Roman Red

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Has a more compact habit compared to the leading competitor’s red, along with medium green foliage. This is the only vibrant red, interspecific salvia on the market! More similar in habit and performance to ‘Black & Bloom’, with a semi-mounded habit. Offers exceptional landscape performance when compared to Salvia splendens.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 28-34" (71-86cm)
Spread: 28-36" (71-91cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun, 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 a B-Nine (2,500 ppm) spray in propagation once between day 9 and 11. Reapply after transplant if growing under long days.


Soil pH: 5.4-5.8
Light Levels (fc): 6,000-9,000
Temperature Day: 71-79°F (22-26°C)
Temperature Night: 59-64°F (15-18°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: A B-Nine 2,000-3,500 ppm and Cycocel 1,000-1,500 ppm tank mix(S) will help control height.
Pests: Whitefly, fungus gnats, thrips
Diseases: Botrytis, Pythium, Rhizoctonia
Comments: Regularly allow the media to dry between waterings, particularly during cool periods. Prefers warm conditions to ensure early flowering.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 7-9 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 8-10 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 2-3 ppp, 10-12 weeks
Salvia Roman Red

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