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Salvia nemorosa Blue Marvel

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 : Mounded
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 12 - 14" (30 - 36cm)
Height : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Width : 10 - 12" (25 - 30cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Largest flowers of all Salvia nemorosa.
Re-blooms reliably.
Idea & Tips : Salvia Blue Marvel prefers a sunny location.
Grower InformationThe largest flowers of any S. nemorosa!
  • Innovative variety can be finished as a first-year-flowering perennial.
  • No PGRs needed!
  • Outstanding habit and reliable re-blooming for landscapes and container gardening.
  • Ideal for positioning as a premium perennial item for a greater profit margin opportunity.
Plantarium 2016 Gold Medal Winner; HTA National Plant Show “Best In Show”
'Blue Marvel'
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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.
  • 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:
      None
      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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