Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder')

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 1, 2016 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder').

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Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder') .

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Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Blue Bedder')
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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 1, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Mine was blooming well into December. It looks a little scraggly after Summer but it's survived a couple of droughts. It's semi-evergreen here until we have a bad icestorm. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 2, 2016 12:23 AM CST
I haven't seen this variety offered before. Sounds like a good one.
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Name: Danita
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Danita
Jan 2, 2016 3:43 AM CST
'Blue Bedder' is one of the older Salvia farinacea varieties that can usually be found for sale as seed even in the big-box stores.
Name: Deborah Pryor
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Deebie
Jan 2, 2016 12:24 PM CST
I love this cute little salvia. It blooms all summer here and continues to bloom until a deep freeze. It may go dormant, but comes back from the roots if mulched.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 2, 2016 2:55 PM CST
I started mine from seed. I just threw the seeds out onto unamended soil and they actually sprouted and thrived. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 2, 2016 11:33 PM CST
@Danita

Thank you for the info. I'll look for it in some of the stores around here.

@Deebie

Thank you for the info. What do you use to mulch the plants?

@TexasPlumeria87

Thank you for the info. That's what I'll do - direct sow and hope the wild rabbits don't eat the seedlings unless I direct sow the seeds into a tall enough container that they can't hop into to.
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 3, 2016 6:30 PM CST
I'll either use shredded oak leaves, mini pine nuggets or pine straw for mulching. Whatever is available. Marilyn you mentioned rabbits eating the seedlings. I hadn't thought of that. Blinking I had a family of rabbits running across my yard all summer like they owned the place. And DH just laughs when he shows them to me. Grumbling
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Jan 3, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Marilyn said:@Danita

Thank you for the info. I'll look for it in some of the stores around here.

@Deebie

Thank you for the info. What do you use to mulch the plants?

@TexasPlumeria87

Thank you for the info. That's what I'll do - direct sow and hope the wild rabbits don't eat the seedlings unless I direct sow the seeds into a tall enough container that they can't hop into to.

I hope the rabbits stay away from your seedlings when they sprout? I've never seen a rabbit in my garden, but I think the feral cats keep them away?
Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 4, 2016 1:41 AM CST
Thanks @Deebie and @TexasPlumeria87 for your feedback. Thumbs up
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 4, 2016 8:06 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.

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