Rockin™ ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ continues to extend the award winning ‘Rockin’ range of Salvia’s. The series fill a brief to be compact, yet impactful for the extended season providing great value for money and enjoyment for many months. This series delivers fantastic container and patio appeal compared to previous forms, due to their much-improved compact habit. This particular variety definitely deserves its place in this series due to its light blue flowers, black calyx, which contrast perfectly with the dark green foliage and pair well with existing colours in the series. Expect continuous blooms all summer long right through to the first frosts. A real summer stunner!…
Prefers full sun, or partial shade with free-draining soil or compost.
Ideal for pots on the patio, in border fringes or raised beds.
Height x Spread / Trail:
70 x 50 cm
June - September
To keep this plant over winter it must be kept frost free.
Blue Suede Shoes
Summer Patio Flowering
Recommended Pot Sizes:
Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.
Typical time required from pot to sale:
24 weeks over Winter
8 weeks in Spring / Summer
Requires Pinching / Cutting Back
Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)
Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:
Free draining - keep evenly moist
Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):
NPK balanced feeding
Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)
Standard 5.0 to 5.5
Growth Regulation PGR:
Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider
Temperature During Production:
Medium crop 8 - 15°C
Temperature During Transport:
Available for Delivery:
February - June
Recommended Sales Window:
April - August
Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.
Additional Notes (*):
All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.
Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.
Temperature – These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5°C.
Feeding – Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences – please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.
Growing media and pH – Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.
This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.