Perennials, Tropicals And More: 2012 California Spring Trials Introductions
This year's new introductions, from colocasias to roses, don't disappoint.
June 14, 2012
The introduction of ‘Merleau’ represents a technical breakthrough in Salvia ×superba, because it flowers in the first year, just 100 days after sowing. Winner of the Fleuroselect award, the judges particularly recommended ‘Merleau’ for its outstanding pot performance.
‘Merleau’ produces purplish-blue spikes on a 16-inch uniform, well-branched plant. It will attract consumers at retail level with its mature appearance and early flowering. It flowers from June to September, providing long-lasting garden interest.
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