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Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' (Mealycup sage)

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Salvia farinacea 'Victoria' SAL-vee-ah fair-in-AY-see-ah Common Name: Mealycup sage Genus: Salvia
This compact perennial forms a bush less than 1.5eet tall by 1 foot wide, with indigo stems and glossy green leaves. It bears deep, navy blue flowers on medium spikes from early summer to frost.
Noteworthy characteristics: Salvia are some of the showiest plants for containers and borders. The flowers are made up of two lips: the upper one forms a hood over whiskery stamens and the lower lip, which itself is wide and toothed. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them. 
Care: Provide moist but well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.
Propagation: Sow seed, or divide plants, in spring.
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 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
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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