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Salvia greggii Mirage Cherry red
Salvia greggii Mirage Soft Pink

Salvia greggii Mirage Violet
salvia greggii mirage cream

Salvia greggii Mirage™ Pink

Scientific Name : Salvia greggii
Common Name : Sage
Hardiness Zone : 7a – 9b
Hardiness Degree : 0°F (-18°C)
Blooming Season : Autumn, Late Summer, Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Summer
Plant Habit : Mounded
Characteristics : Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Frost Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Water : Medium
Fertilizer : Once a month
Spacing : 14 – 16″ (36 – 41cm)
Height : 12 – 14″ (30 – 36cm)
Width : 14 – 16″ (36 – 41cm)
Exposure : Sun
General Information : Heat-tolerant Mirage has more color for gardens and containers.
Provides early-season and Summer-long blooming.
Idea & Tips : Plant in full sun in well-drained soil.
Fertilize monthly.

Grower Information : Bold, brightly colored blooms stand out at retail and in the landscape.

  • Self-branching, mounded habit resists breaking for easy shipping and less shrink.
  • Can be sold as annual in the North; overwinters in the South.
  • Heat-tolerant series features a full range of intense flower colors.
  • Less maintenance and more color in the garden.

‘Balmircemi’

(Flowering Only License)
Breeder : Darwin Perennials

Propagation Guide
Media EC/pH:
EC 0.75-0.80 mmhos/pH 5.8-6.2
Soil Temperature:
70-72°F (21-22°C)
Rooting Hormone:
500 ppm IBA
Mist:
Moderate
Fertilization:
50-75 ppm N
Pinching:
Recommended after roots are established. Leave 4-5 active internodes.
Transplanting:
35-42 days after sticking
Comments:
Use low mist settings; do not oversaturate rooting media. Root zone temperatures of 70°F (21°C).
Finishing Guide
Media pH:
5.8-6.2
Temperature:
Nights: 55 to 70°F (13 to 21°C) Days: 60 to 80°F (15 to 27°C)
Light Level (fc):
3,000 to 5,000
Vernalization:
No
Daylength:
Day length neutral
Watering:
Allow media to dry moderately between watering.
Fertilization:
Use a balanced fertilizer at a rate of 150 to 175 ppm N.
Pinch After Transplant:
Yes
Plant Growth Regulators:
Generally not needed
Pests and Fungal Diseases:
Whitefly, thrips

 

Crop Scheduling
1–qt. (10–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
Rooted: 6-8 wks
 
1–gal. (15–cm) pot, 1 plant per pot:
Rooted: 8-10 wks
 
2 to 3–gal. (25 to 30–cm) pot, 3 plants per pot:
Rooted: 12-14 wks
 
Bloom Months:
March to September

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