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Salvia nemorosa Burgundy Candles

Scientific Name : Salvia nemorosa
Common Name : Meadow Sage
Hardiness Zone : 4a - 9b
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Plant Habit : Upright
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 22 - 24" (56 - 61cm)
Height : 26 - 28" (66 - 71cm)
Width : 22 - 24" (56 - 61cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Wonderful addition to the mid background perennial garden.
Tall burgundy flower spikes accent the rich blue flowers.
Idea & Tips : Best grown in full sun.
Prefers rich soils.
Grower Information
  • Attractive burgundy buds and calyxes for long-lasting flower power.
  • Strong, semi-upright, vigorous plants.
  • Plenty of retail and landscape appeal.
  • Excellent performer in Summer heat.
  • Suitable for two-gallon programs.
'Burgundy Candles'
Protection InformationPP22,754
Breeder : Darwin Perennials
  • Propagation Guide

    • Media EC/pH:
      EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
      Soil Temperature:
      70-72°F (21-22°C)
      Rooting Hormone:
      1,000 ppm IBA
      Mist:
      Low
      Fertilization:
      50-75 ppm N at Day 7
      Pinching:
      A soft pinch will increase branching.
      Transplanting:
      35-42 days after sticking
      Comments:
      Discontinue mist as quickly as possible and only mist to avoid leaf wilt. Begin feeding 7 days after sticking with 75-100 ppm N.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      5.8-6.2
      Temperature:
      Nights: 45 to 55°F (7 to 13°C) Days: 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.
      Daylength:
      Day length neutral
      Watering:
      Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
      Fertilization:
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 125 to 150 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      Yes
      Plant Growth Regulators:
      PGRs generally not needed
      Pests and Fungal Diseases:
      White fly, spider mites, Botrytis
  • Crop Scheduling

    • 1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 13-15 wks Rooted: 8-10 wks
      1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
      Unrooted: 15-17 wks Rooted: 10-12 wks
      2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
      Unrooted: 17-19 wks Rooted: 12-14 wks
      Bloom Months:
      March to September

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