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Salvia farinacea (Mealycup sage)

Salvia farinacea Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Park Seed

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Salvia farinacea SAL-vee-ah fair-in-AY-see-ah Common Name: Mealycup sage Genus: Salvia
This perennial forms a shrubby upright clump 2 feet tall by 1 foot wide, with white mealy stems and glossy green leaves. It bears deep, lavender-blue flowers on tall spikes from early summer to frost. Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. 
Care: Outdoors, grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Indoors, grow in full light with shade from the heat of day; water sparingly in winter.
Propagation: Sow seed, or divide plants, in spring. Take cuttings spring through fall.
Problems: Powdery mildew, rust, stem rot, fungal leaf spots, whiteflies, aphids, mealybugs, spider mites.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Attracts Hummingbirds; Native; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Fall; Early Summer; Fall; Late Summer; Summer
Flower Color Blue Flower; Purple/ Lavender Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Cut Flower, Indoor Plant, Suitable as Annual
Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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