Vegetative Variety

Salvia nemorosa Marvel

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Data is gathered from our West Grove, Pa., trials (Zone 6a). Southern growers: expect 1-2 weeks earlier finishing. Northern growers: 1 week slower. Consider summertime scheduling accurate. Dates based on a standard 72 liner size.

Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
Week color desired
URC stick week
Liner transplant week
(1 ppp)
*Plantings after week 25 finish faster
Salvia nemorosa Marvel Sky Blue
Salvia nemorosa Marvel Rose
Salvia nemorosa Marvel Blue
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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: 35-42 days after sticking
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.
Daylength: Day length neutral
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