Common name: Mealy cup sage or Blue salvia

Native to: Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma

 

S. farinacea is a shrubby plant with tall, sturdy spikes of flowers that repeat bloom short-lived perennial, often grown as an annual. Five years is about the lifespan you can expect from it in gardens where it grows as a perennial. It shares many qualities with other members of the Sage family, including the soft, fuzzy flower spikes and a slightly fragrant foliage.

Salvia farinacea

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun to partial shade

    Flowers: Dark indigo blue spikes

    Fragrance: Leaves are fragrant - sage

    Foliage: Evergreen, elongated, slightly serrated leaves, green, with a slight hint of grey to them

    Growth habit: Short perennial shrub

    Hardiness: Hardy but not drought resistant

    Height: Up to 50 cm

    Spread: Up to 30 cm wide

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. 

    Uses: Great bedding plants and fillers, making an attractive and distinctive impact. Can also be grown as container plants. 

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