SALVIA lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

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SALVIA lyrata 'Purple Knockout'

Lyre-leaved sage
[Purple Vulcano,Purple Prince,Burgundy Bliss]
Select Item No. SA044

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: Eastern North America
Special Features: Reddish-purple leaves which hold their color all season, even in the heat of the summer. Lavender-blue, almost unconspicous, tubular-shaped flowers in whorled spikes. Potential for use as a ground cover in poor soils.
Historical: Introduced by JELITTO PERENNIAL SEEDS in 1999.
 
Basic Colour: (violet)
Flower Colour: lavender-blue
Natural Flowering Period: May - July
Flowering: First year flowering
Flower: inconspicuous
 
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z5 - Z8
Foliage: bronze-purple-red, oblong, wide, clefted with round edges
Growth Habit: clumping
Height with Flowers: 40 cm
Spacing between Plants: 40 cm
Soil Requirements: well-drained / average
Location:
Characteristics: ornamental foliage plant
Usage: flowering pot plant
Grams per 1000 seeds: 2 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
500
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
3 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 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
Container Size(s): 1 plug per 8/9 cm (3 1/2") / 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2")
Fertilizer: Light (100-150 ppm)
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