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

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
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 11
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 - 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fragrant
Other: Gray-green
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Blue
Other: Brilliant blue with white bracts
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: Deadheading faded flower spikes ensures more flowering throughout the season.
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Cut Flower
Dried Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1996 AAS Flower Award Winner
Other: Fleuroselect Gold Medal

Courtesy Robin's Salvias

'Strata' was a featured
Plant of the Day for June 3, 2016.

Photo gallery:
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Location: Credit: Fleuroselect, used with permissionFleuroselect
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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WooHoo! Salvia! by wcgypsy Mar 20, 2017 3:54 AM 112
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