• Salvia Black & Blue
    ‘Black & Blue’

Salvia Black & Blue
Very vigorous, well-branched plants show off large, dark blue flowers over dark green, velvety leaves. Heat-hardy plants are great for late Spring/Summer programs.
  • General Information
    • Height: 24-36" (61-91cm)
      Spread: 12-18" (30-46cm)
      Exposure: Sun
  • Propagation Guide
    • Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
      Rooting Hormone: No
      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. Black & Blue Salvia 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
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