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  • Salvia Mysty
    ‘Balsalmysty’ EU PBRAF, PP29,605
    (Flowering Only License)

Salvia Mysty

Salvia Mysty
This compact 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.
  • General Information
    • Height: 12-18" (30-46cm)
    • Spread: 12-18" (30-46cm)
    • Exposure: Sun
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
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Compact Mysty is Great for Combos

Mysty brings a whole new spec to salvia, and actually produces well in small pots and plays well in combos.

Regional culture recommendations

West Region

We found that Mysty Salvia can be successfully grown without PGR. PGR applications shortened flower spikes. A B-Nine 2,500 ppm spray application 2 weeks after transplant will slightly tone plant. See picture below showing Mysty with no PGR.

Midwest, Canada and Northeast Region

Mysty Salvia can be successfully grown without PGRs. If needed, low B-Nine or B-Nine/Cycocel tank mix applications help slightly tone plant. 

South and Southeast Region

Southeast Regions Mysty Salvia can be produced with no PGR for all target production weeks later than week 5. For all target production before week 5, a 1 ppm Bonzi drench will help to reduce the length of the flower stems.

picture of mysty salvia