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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 18 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Purplish-blue and white
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading flowers ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Trade name information:
Series: Cathedral®
Trade Name: Shining Seas
Cultivar name: 'Cathedral Shining Seas'
Common names
  • Mealy Cup Sage
  • Salvia

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