Salvia x superba Merleau Rose flowers in its first year and has a very compact, branched growth and an excellent pot performance.
First year flowering, very compact branched growth, excellent pot performance.
Rose to purplish rose
Double; 0.5 cm
June to September
Perennial, O.P., Diploid
Bedding and Pot Plant
Upright, compact, branched; height 25 cm; spread 12-15 cm
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.
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.