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Salvia farinacea

Mealy Blue Sage
Classification Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea
  Common Name: Mealy Blue Sage
  Family: Lamiaceae
  Location Index: SC05
  Suggested Use: beds & borders

container plantings


Plant Plant Type: perennial
  Plant Form: upright
  Height: 2 - 3 feet
  Spread: 1.5 - 2 feet
  Bloom Period: spring


  Flower Color: violet blue, white
  Flower: velvet flowers have 5 petals and a sage fragrance borne on an interrupted spike
  Foliage Texture: medium
  Foliage: long, narrow leaves that grow in clusters

square stem
Environment USDA Zone: zones 8 - 10
  Native Range: Texas

Southern US
  Sun Requirement: light shade

full sun
  Water Requirement: low
  Soil: dry, often rocky soil

  Heat Tolerance: very high
Care Liabilities: powdery mildew
  Tolerances: heat

  Propagation: stem cuttings
More Additional Notes: name comes from mealy white to purple felted hairs covering the sepals
Salvia farinacea

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