SALVIA sclarea var. turkestanica 'Vatican Pink'

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SALVIA sclarea var. turkestanica 'Vatican Pink'

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Select Item No. SO059

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1 Portion contains 20-250 seeds depending on value and size.
Please switch to gram for larger quantities.

Plant Description

Article Type: (Organic Seed DE-ÖKO-006)
Life Cycle: Biennial
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe and Central Asia
Special Features: Attractive large flowering spikes - statuesque! Large white-pink bracts, deadhead spent blossoms. An easy to germinate biennial that easily self-sows. Compact and more attractive than the species. Cooler climates are the best.
Historical: A well-known species that has been grown for economic, culinary and medicinal uses, as well as for its handsome ornamental virtues. It is grown as a farm crop for the cosmetic and fragrance industry for its valuable sclareol resin. In the kitchen, it can be used to flavor omelets and stews. Medicinally, it has been used to freshen the eyes and to treat kidney and stomach ailments. And interestingly, it has alleged value in slowing the aging process.
Basic Colour: (pink / salmon)
Flower Colour: white-pink bracts
Natural Flowering Period: June - July
Winter Hardiness Zones: Z4 - Z8
Foliage: aromatic, grey-green, leathery
Growth Habit: erect
Height with Flowers: 75 cm
Spacing between Plants: 60 cm
Soil Requirements: dry / well-drained
Characteristics: tea herb / culinary herb
Usage: honey-bee food plant
Portion weight: 0.4 Gram
Grams per 1000 seeds: 4 Gram
Seeds per Gram
(does not correspond to the number of plants!):
Gram to get 1000 plants
(if sown directly into pots etc. you will need a larger quantity):
10 Gram
Sowing Rates/Trays: 2 - 4 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.

Sowing Time Hint: Spring to early summer.
Sowing to Germination: 3 - 4 weeks
Germination to Transplant: 4 - 6 weeks
Transplanting to Potting: 6 - 8 weeks
Container Size(s): 1-2 plugs per 11/12 cm (4 1/2") / 2-3 plugs per 15 cm (6")
Fertilizer: Medium (150-200 ppm)
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