SALVIA scabra 'Good Hope'

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SALVIA scabra 'Good Hope'

Sage
[Saffina]
Select Item No. SA071

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One Portion is usually sufficient for approx. 50 plants.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: SALVIA scabra has its origins on South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope.
Special Features: Dense flowering spikes, rich flowering, flowers the first year until frost. The long flowering sage required little watering or care. Easily grown as an annual for pots or the border.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2013.
 
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: brilliant pink
Natural Flowering Period: May - September
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: single
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z8 - Z11
Foliage: leathery, healthy
Growth Habit: compact
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 45 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant
Usage: for the rock garden / flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.17391 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
460
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 3 - 5 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
Sowing Direction:

(16) See 15 with the exception of germination being slower and more irregular. This poses no problems.

(15) Rapidly germinating, keep seed in constant moisture (not wet) with temperatures of about +20°C [68°F]. Seeds must be covered thinly. Do not cover very small seeds, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.

Best Sowing Date
(northern Hemisphere, Field condition):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: No vernalization required for flowering in the first year.
Forcing: This species is not a suitable candidate for forcing.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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