SALVIA farinacea FAIRY QUEEN

SALVIA farinacea FAIRY QUEEN

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The newest addition to the Salvia program, Fairy QUEEN brings a mystical, airy presence to the garden or mixed container
Dense blue flower spikes and buds create the backdrop for Fairy QUEEN's unique appearance
A small white spot on each sapphire blue flower creates the illusion of fairy dust At 18" (45 cm), 'Fairy Queen' matches the height and habit of AAS winning Salvia 'Evolution'. Ist well-branched habit yields a significant number of flowers over deep green foliage. Like ist partner varieties 'Victoria Blue', 'Silver', 'Reference' and 'Evolution', 'Fairy Queen' is an excellent garden performer, flowering from spring through the first frost. This queen of the garden adds beauty and long lasting color to any sunny setting. 'Fairy Queen' is an excellent summer pot item and impressive when used in mass plantings in large beds. Combine Salvia 'Fairy Queen' with Begonia 'Nightlife Pink' and Delphinium 'Summer' series for a refreshingly cool garden presentation or make a bold statement by combining 'Fairy Queen' with Rudbeckia 'Corona'.
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SALVIA farinacea FAIRY QUEEN is available for purchase in increments of 500 seeds.

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Salvia farinacea FAIRY QUEEN

Farinaceous Sage

Culture guide

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

Exposure:
Sun - Partial shade

Garden height:
18" / 45 cm

Crop time:
12-20 weeks

Sow time:
December-January for flowering in pots from end of May onwards; May-June for flowering pots from August onwards

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

Germination:
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).

Media:
Use a well-drained, growing perennial, pH: 5.5-6.5. Field: humus, loamy soils with good drainage. Standard fertilization: 50-80 g/m² of a slow release fertilizer.

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

Fertilization:
Moderate-high fertilization levels are required. Fertilize the crop weekly with 200-250 ppm nitrogen (at 0 kg/m² 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.”