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Salvia nemorosa Blue by You

Scientific Name : Salvia hybrida
Common Name : Meadow Sage
Hardiness Zone : 4b - 9a
Hardiness Degree : -30°F (-34°C)
Blooming Season : Early Spring, Spring, Autumn, Late Summer, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Frost Tolerant, Attracts Bees, Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 20 - 24" (51 - 61cm)
Height : 20 - 22" (51 - 56cm)
Width : 18 - 22" (46 - 56cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : This beautiful Salvia features excellent Winter hardiness and heat tolerance.
Will repeat blooming several times during the growing season when spent flowers have been removed.
Idea & Tips : Plant in a sunny garden location allowing room to grow.
Remove old flowers to encourage continual blooming during Summer months.
Fertilize monthly during growing season.
Grower InformationRepeat flowers throughout Spring and Summer.
  • A hybrid between Salvia nemorosa and Salvia pratensis, it has excellent Winter hardiness and heat tolerance.
  • Sterile hybrid for longer shelf life.
  • Re-flushes very easily.
  • Long, bright blue flower spikes.
'Blue by You'
Protection InformationEU PBRAF; PP31,033
(Flowering Only License)
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
      50-75 ppm N at Day 7
      A soft pinch will increase branching.
      35-42 days after sticking
      Discontinue mist as quickly as possible and only mist to avoid leaf wilt. Begin feeding 7 days after sticking with 50-75 ppm N.
  • Finishing Guide

    • Media pH:
      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
      Beneficial; aids in bulking. Not required for flowering.
      Day length neutral
      Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
      Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 200 ppm.
      Pinch After Transplant:
      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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