Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia farinacea 'Rhea') in the Salvias Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Spread: 6 - 12 inches
Leaves: Fragrant
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Deep violet-blue
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season
Inflorescence Height: 18 inches
Foliage Mound Height: 12 inches
Uses: Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots


'Rhea' was a featured
Plant of the Day for March 8, 2016.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Agastaches and Salvia from seed by jg0613 Mar 23, 2016 10:06 AM 32
Talking Salvias by Marilyn Nov 11, 2013 9:54 PM 250
The Joys of Collecting Salvias by zuzu Apr 21, 2019 10:51 PM 97

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