Past Plants of the Day forum: Salvia of the Day: Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea)

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2017 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Salvias is Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea).

This plant can be found in the NGA Plant Database at:
Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea) .

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Mealy Blue Sage (Salvia farinacea)
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2017 8:59 PM CST
A wonderful addition to the garden and/or salvia garden. I love it. I've grown it in containers, as well as in the ground.
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Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Jan 12, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Salvia farinacea is a wonderful perennial native plant that can take the heat and the cold like a champ.
Here in North Central Texas, it blooms all summer if cut back after each bloom period.
It goes dormant in the winter but comes back early in the spring with renewed vigor. It can live for at least ten years, maybe longer and it performs best with plenty of sun.
I love this plant. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the best medicine!
Rabbit Keeper Salvias Hummingbirder Bee Lover Birds Annuals
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Marilyn
Jan 12, 2017 6:55 PM CST
@frostweed

I'm happy for those that are lucky enough that can grow it as a perennial. Hurray!

I have to buy new plants each year, although I did have some Victoria Blue salvia one year that I planted in the ground, come back the next year. It's one of my favorites, although I don't find them as plants to purchase much anymore.
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