Salvia – Blue Frost – Blue Sage – Salvia farinacea
Attracts: Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Great in landscapes and containers.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Cut Flower, Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 50 - 60° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-5
6" and Gallon Pot : 6-7
7-9" Pot : 7-8
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot :
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Pinch at 1-2 weeks after transplant as needed to shape. Oceana Blue habit will be improved with a 2500 ppm application of B-9. Sparkler varieties are quite vigorous and will likely need growth regulation. Apply growth regulators as needed for height control. B-9 at 2,500 to 3750 ppm should be effective.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes.
Good air circulation and water drainage are important. Use a well drained soil mix.