|US Patent #||PP26191|
|EU Grant #||EU43636|
|Hardiness Zone||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Size (HT/W/FL HT)||10" / 24" / 12"|
|Finish Time||Medium (6-8 Weeks)|
|Bloom Time||August, September|
|Most Active Growing Season||Spring|
|Flower Color||Pink, Red|
|Leaf Color||Blue, Green|
|Soil||Very good drainage and mineral soil.|
|pH||5.8 - 7.2|
|Special Uses||Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage|
|Nutritional Needs||75 - 100 ppm|
|Dormancy||Dormant in winter.|
|Water (Greenhouse)||Dry completely between waterings.|
|Water (Garden)||Low to moderate needs in the garden. Requires good drainage.|
|How Different?||Forms a low spreading mound with blue gray leaves (tinted purple in summer) and pink buds to rose pink flowers.|
|Landscape Value||Edging, mass planting, mixed beds, borders, dry garden.|
|Finish Time to 4"||8 - 10 weeks|
|Grower Notes||Obligate long day plant. Pinch 1 week after transplant. Grow with 60°-65° F nights, 75°-80° F days. Provide night interruption or day length extension to force flowering under natural short days. Supplemental lighting during cloudy days has proven beneficial for flower production. AVOID CHEMICAL SPRAYS.|
The bluest S. telephium you’ve ever seen. You will be very pleased with its lovely oblong, blue-grey leaves that tint purple in summer, its low mounding habit, and its amazing crown-formation. Additionally, it displays lovely rose pink flowers in late summer. Enjoy!
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