Salvia x superba Merleau Rose flowers in its first year and has a very compact, branched growth and an excellent pot performance.

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Novelty Characteristic:

First year flowering, very compact branched growth, excellent pot performance.


Colour:

Rose to purplish rose


Flower:

Double; 0.5 cm


Flowering Period:

June to September


Type:

Perennial, O.P., Diploid


Use:

Bedding and Pot Plant


Plant:

Upright, compact, branched; height 25 cm; spread 12-15 cm


Growing:

Sow in wk 10-12 at 18 °C in normal, moist, thin cover. Cover with plastic for germ. Transplant into pots wk 14-16, 1 plant per pot. Grow at 15 °C.


Planting:

Plant out in full sun in July. Container 10-11cm. Grow outdoors in pots, moist not too wet. Depending on climate, protection in 1st wks. pH 6 - 6.5 balances but high liquid fertilisation.


Registration details

Breeder:

Syngenta Flowers


Entry number:

31/02


Protection Period:

20 years


Expiry Date:

2022-12-31