Perennials, Tropicals And More: 2012 California Spring Trials Introductions

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Salvia xsuperba ‘Merleau’

Salvia xsuperba 'Merleau' from Syngenta Flowers

Syngenta Flowers
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.

Richard Jones is the group editor for Greenhouse Grower and Today's Garden Center magazines. Robin Siktberg is a contributing editor for Meister Media Worldwide. You can eMail her at

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