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Salvia ‘Jerusalem’

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Trial: Annual

Year Trialed: 2009

Good Qualities

Nice blue-purple color (2); Plants grew well but very short; The seeds germinated easily (2); Very hardy, healthy looking plugs, I thought it would be a real winner!; So far so good, plants look nice in the field, germination was good; None; Several flower spikes (usually 3) from a central stem, strong stems (no netting needed), one of first plants to bloom in spring; Nice form.

Problems

Rosetted but no flowers (3); Will winter over? Perennial?; Plants melted in the field; I don’t know if it was the cool weather, lack of sunshine and constant rain in June but the plant seemed to form a rosette and just sat in the field, we finally pulled it out at the end of August, couldn’t find much information about the plant online; This rotted out from too much rain; Short, poor germination, poor vase life, not very pretty; Hard to find stems without petal browning; Very late to bloom, only got 5 stems off of one plant out of 12 plants on 8/26/09 (planted in field 5/27, Zone 4/5); Slow to start or take off in the high tunnel until air temps were into the 80’s.

Similar Cultivars

No comments made by trialers.

Comments

Probably too cold here in NY; Plants grew well and will bloom next season; Is this species, perhaps, a perennial?, after almost six months in the ground, they still had not even shown a hint of willingness to bloom, moving toward winter cover crops, we pulled the plug, but did pot some up into containers to see what the future might bring; Never again, not really as nice as salvia ‘Majestic Spire’; Didn’t bloom.

Postharvest

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Trial Data

Salvia ‘Jerusalem’
Yield (stems/plant) Stem Length (inches) Market Appreciation Rating¹ Repeat Again Rating¹ Ease of Cultivation Rating¹ Average Spacing (in2) Average Postharvest Life (days)
Wholesale Retail Consumer
Average 3.1 15.3 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.6 1.9 107 5.0
Range of Responses 0-7 10-24 1 1 1-4 1-4 1-5 36-224 5
¹1 to 5 scale, with 5 being the best. Market ratings are based on sales to wholesalers, retailers, or final consumers direct.

Supplier

Genesis Seeds
Ashalim, Israel

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