Salvia – Color Spires® Crystal Blue
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Easy to grow in almost any climate in full sun. Drought tolerant but blooms better with average moisture. Cut back after flowering to promote rebloom.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Border Plant, Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Landscape, Mass Planting
Soil Fertility Average Soil, Fertile Soil
Soil PH Category Acidic Soil, Alkaline Soil, Neutral Soil
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.