Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea) in the Salvias Database

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Botanical names:
Salvia farinacea Accepted
Salvia farinacea var. latifolia Synonym
Salvia farinacea var. farinacea Synonym
Salvia earlei Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences:Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height:18-36 inches
Plant Spread:18-36 inches
Leaves:Fragrant
Flowers:Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color:Other: Blue violet
Flower Time:Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Cut back by half after extended bloom period to promote more compact habit.
Uses:Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds:Provide light
Stratify seeds: Cold, moist
Start indoors
Other info: Start 10 to 12 weeks before last frost.
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Stem
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Mealy Blue sage is a magnet for bees and butterflies.

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Posted by JonnaSudenius (Belgium, Europe - Zone 6a) on Dec 27, 2012 1:41 PM

Grown as an annual in zone 6

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Posted by Marilyn (Northern KY - Zone 6a) on May 25, 2013 2:04 PM

"Salvia farinacea (Mealy sage, Mealycup sage) is a herbaceous perennial native to Mexico and parts of the United States including Texas. Violet-blue spikes rest on a compact plant of typically narrow salvia-like leaves, however, the shiny leaves are what set this species apart from a more most other Salvia, which bear velvety-dull leaves. This plant requires full or part-sun and will grow to 18" or more with good soil. This plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds."

Taken from wikipedia's page at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S...

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