SALVIA officinalis f. albiflora

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SALVIA officinalis f. albiflora

Common Sage
Select Item No. SA042

Quantitative Restriction

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



Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mediterranean and North Africa
Special Features: Wonderful aromatic leaves used for culinary purposes. Plant in the herb garden. Arid conditions are best.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: pure white
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z10
Foliage: aromatic, rough, velvety haired, grey-green
Growth Habit: upright, erect
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Location:
Characteristics: medicinal plant / tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant / for the rock garden
Grams per 1000 seeds: 8.33333 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
120
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
20 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 128 / 288
Sowing Direction:

(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):
late autumn - early spring
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Not Necessary.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Vernalization: Some flowering will occur the first year without vernalization, but improved flowering will occur the 2nd year; and 3-10 weeks of cool temperatures might benefit fuller flowering in the first year.
Forcing: An obvious place to experiment - following vernalization - would be raising daytime temperatures to 60° - 65°F (15° - 17°C). Provide 16 hours of continuous lighting. During the short days of winter, provide a night interruption lighting of 4 hours between 10:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m.
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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