General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24-36 inches
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Dark royal purple-blue, Medium-dark blue
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Late fall or early winter
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Suitable for wintersowing
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®
Child plants: one child plant

Common names
  • Mealy Cup Sage
  • Duelberg Sage

'Henry Duelberg' was a featured
Plant of the Day for November 19, 2015.
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Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2020-09-11
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2019-08-28
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2020-09-05
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2018-10-18
Location: Kyle, TX
Date: 2020-04-09
So reliable and pretty
Location: Garland, TX
Date: 2022-09-14
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Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2019-08-27

Date: 2023-08-31

Date: 2023-08-31

 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Location: Kyle
Date: 2018-09-07
Picked this out of the compost and has recovered nicely
Location: Northeastern, Texas
Date: 2020-03-06
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-07-07
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-30
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2015-04-23
Grows in the "Hell Strip" out by the street with very little wate

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials

Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2017-07-07
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-06-30

Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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Courtesy Robin's Salvias
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  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Mar 7, 2013 12:27 AM concerning plant:
    Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' is native to the United States. In fact, it's native to the State of Texas, as it was discovered in a dusty graveyard halfway between Houston and Austin by Texas conservationist and horticulturist Greg Grant, who took cuttings of the Salvia that covered the gravesite of Henry Duelberg.

    Henry Duelberg is the husband of Augusta Duelberg, who has a white-flowered Salvia named after her by Greg Grant.

    Both the Henry Deulberg and Augusta Duelberg sages are now listed as Texas Superstars by Texas A&M University – an elite group of about 50 plants that are known for great beauty, long bloom times, and hardy survival in extreme growing conditions.
  • Posted by Bubbles (Austin, Tx - Zone 8b) on Dec 5, 2011 9:43 AM concerning plant:
    Supposedly found growing in a cemetery on Henry Duelberg's grave by Greg Grant. There is also a white one that he also discovered on Augusta Duelberg's grave. It's a good story to tell. I see my white one go back and forth from bright white to pale blue, and back to white again depending on the heat of summer.
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