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First-Year-Flowering Scheduling Tool

Salvia nemorosa Blue Marvel
North: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 23-37
South: grown outdoor flowering window weeks 19-40
Spring-early summer programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
Late summer - fall programs
Week color desired
URC stick week  
Liner ready week  
Liner transplant week  
*Plantings after week 25 finish faster
Salvia nemorosa Blue Marvel
Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH: EC 0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature: 70-72°F (21-22°C)
Rooting Hormone: 1,000 ppm IBA basal dip
Mist: Low
Fertilization: 50-75 ppm N at Day 7
Pinching: A soft pinch will increase branching.
Transplanting: Liner transplant week
Comments: Over-misting and saturated propagation media will dramatically delay rooting and increase rooting losses. Discontinue mist as quickly as possible and only mist to avoid leaf wilt.
Finishing Guide
Media pH: 5.8-6.2
Temperature: 55 to 65°F (13 to 18°C)
Light Level (fc): 5,000 to 8,000
Vernalization: Beneficial; aids in bulking. Not required for flowering.
Watering: Moderate
Fertilization: Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 175 to 200 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant: Typically not required
Plant Growth Regulators: Will respond to 300 ppm Configure spray at young plant level
Pests and Fungal Diseases: Spider mites
Container: 2.5 qt (1 ppp)