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Mealy Blue Sage

Salvia farinacea

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Salvia farinacea

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Salvia farinacea Plant Information

Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea
Common Name: mealy blue sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Suggested Uses: perennials, beds & borders, container plantings, cutflowers, natives
Plant Form: upright
Height: 2 - 3 feet
Spread: 1.5 - 2 feet
Foliage: long, narrow leaves that grow in clusters

square stems
Flower: violet, blue, and white velvety flowers have 5 petals and a sage fragrance borne on an interrupted spike

name comes from mealy white to purple felted hairs covering the sepals
Bloom Period: Spring, Summer, Fall
Sun: light shade - full sun
Water: low water requirement
Soil: tolerates dry, often rocky soil

Heat Tolerance: very high heat tolerance
USDA Zone: zones 8 - 10
Native Range: Texas

Southern US
Maintenance: propagation by stem cuttings
Pests & Pathology: susceptible to powdery mildew
Wildlife: deer-resistant

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