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Vigorous, well-branched and persistant
Ideal container plant
Versatile beauty that thrives in a wide range of climates and exposures
€0.012 each
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SALVIA farinacea EVOLUTION VIOLET is available for purchase in increments of 500 seeds.



Salvia farinacea Evolution®

Farinaceous Sage, Mealycup Sage

Culture guide

Plant for bedding, pot and container plant for patio, cut flower production

Sun - Partial shade

Garden height:
18" / 45 cm

Crop time:
12-20 weeks

Sow time:
December-April for flowering in pots from April onwards; May-June for flowering in pots from August onwards

Sowing method:
2-3 seeds per plug, sowing directly into pot is recommended

5-10 days at 72-76 °F (22-24 °C) in a media with very low soluble salt levels. Light aids germination and uniformity of germination. Keep soil uniformly moist but not wet keep relative humidity levels near 95 %.

Growing On:
Transplant into pack, pots or larger containers with a well-drained media. Avoid high fertilization levels until plants have rooted out into the pot. Finish at 60-65 °F (15-18 °C).

Use a well-drained, growing perennial substrate with 0-15 % clay, 0-15 % parts (e. g. bark, wood fibres, perlite), 1-3 kg/m³ complete balanced fertilizer, 0-2 kg/m³ slow release fertilizer (3-6 months), iron-chelate, micronutrients, pH: 5.5-6.5. Field: humus, loamy soils with good drainage. Standard fertilization: 50-80 g/m² of a slow
release fertilizer.

Grow at 14-16 °C. When the buds are visible, the temperature should be decreased to 14 °C. S. farinacea does not tolerate frost.

Moderate-high fertilization levels are required. Fertilize the crop weekly with 200-250 ppm nitrogen (at 0 kg/m³ slow release fertilizer in substrate), using a complete balanced fertilizer. The roots are sensitive to high salt levels in substrates. Avoid high fertilizer concentrations, it is advisable to fertilize several times with low concentrations weekly.

“Information copied from the breeder.
Muller will not accept any liability for failure and/or damage as a consequence of incorrect and/or inexpert cultivation by or on behalf of the Buyer.”