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Salvia Black & Bloom

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Makes a big impact with a thicker leaf, bigger bloom and darker stem than ‘Black & Blue’. Tough as nails – it thrives in heat, drought and humidity. Very fast to finish and easy to grow, requiring very little attention. Desirable deep blue color against a black stem stands out in every landscape or container. Ideal for 4-in. (10-cm), 1-gallon and 2-gallon pots.

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General Information

Height: 36-48" (91-122cm)
Spread: 36-48" (91-122cm)
Exposure: Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: Yes
Average Days with Mist: 6-9
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: Pinch 14-18 days after sticking to improve branching.

Finishing

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 Black & Bloom

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