Salvia BODACIOUS Rhythm and Blues




Discription and photos from Planthaven:

Salvia x guaranitica ‘Rhythm & Blues’ was the top pick from our fall open house 2016. This new x guaranitica hybrid from specialist salvia breeder Kermit Carter puts on an exceptional show.

This new hybrid has medium-sized dark green foliage, maintaining the dark color throughout the season. Plants are covered with long flowers stems, elegant black calyx carrying larger saturated dark blue flowers.

Description / Plant Notes:

    • USDA Zone 8 (10°F or -12°C). Survived 2 winters in Zone 6 in Virgina.
    • Tidy, rounded well-branched habit.
    • Rhythm & Blues grows to flowering size rapidly. Production can take as little as 14 to 16 weeks to produce a retail-ready 2-gallon container.
    • Let the party in the summer garden begin!

Patent Status: PP 29,585

USDA Zone: 6 – 11
Height: 18 to 36-inches
46 to 91-centimeters
Spread: 18 to 36-inches
46 to 91-centimeters
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Blue
Foliage Colors: Green
Light Levels: Sun
Growth Habit: Rounded
Usage: Borders, Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Mass landscape planting, Pollinator Plant
Patent Status: PP 29,585
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.5pH to 6.2pH
Fertilization: Medium | 200 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate

Growing Temp Day: 70°F to 78°F | 21°C to 21°C
Growing Temp Night: 58°F to 60°F | 14°C to 14°C
Pinching: Yes

Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 6 to 8-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 12-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
• Salvia BODACIOUS® ‘Smokey Jazz’
• Salvia BODACIOUS® ‘Jammin’ Jazz’


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