SALVIA pratensis Ballet-Series 'Swan Lake'

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SALVIA pratensis Ballet-Series 'Swan Lake'

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Select Item No. SA047


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Plant Description

Life Cycle: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: The species is native to Europe, Caucasus, Ukraine: calcareous nutrient poor grassland, dry meadows, slopes.
Special Features: Use as an edging plant in a white theme garden, attracts honey-bees. Dense flower heads, rich flowering. Reblooms after dead heading, September - October. Mounds of foliage with upright flower spikes, very striking.
Historical: Years of work has produced this pure white flowering seed strain. Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 2004.
 
Basic Colour: (white / cream)
Flower Colour: white
Natural Flowering Period: June - August
Flowering: First year flowering
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z3 - Z8
Foliage: medium green, wrinkled
Growth Habit: cushion-forming / rosettes-forming
Height with Flowers: 50 cm
Spacing between Plants: 30 cm
Soil Requirements: dry
Location:
Usage: honey-bee food plant / suitable for cutting
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2.32558 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
430
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
5 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 3 per cell
Plug tray recommended size(s): 72 / 128
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):
Anytime
Sowing to Germination: 2 - 3 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 8 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 10 weeks
Cutting back at Transplanting: Cut-back once to keep more compact.
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Vernalization: There is no current research on vernalization but a prudent recommendation for any perennial would be 6-12 weeks (a few might need 15 weeks!) at an average daily temperature of 40°F (5°C). Exposure to cold may not be necessary for flowering but might improve quality.
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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