Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea)-Hort Answers - University of Illinois Extension
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Annual

Mealycup Sage
Salvia farinacea

<em>Salvia farinacea</em> 'Victoria Blue'
Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
 
Features
Excellent continuous blooming salvia. Good for sun and dry areas. Attractive foliage. Reliable long term bloom. 
 
Culture
Full sun, in moist well-drained soil 
 
Cultivars

'Blue Bedder' 2-3 feet tall, blue flowers

'Victoria Blue' 18-24 inches tall, blue flowers

'Victoria White' 18-24 inches tall, white flowers

'Rhea' 12-14 inches tall, blue flowers, short

'Argent' 12-14 inches tall, white flowers

'Reference' 12-14 inches tall, blue and white flowers

 
 
Mature Height
18-36 Inches
 
Size
Medium
Tall
 
 
Annual Hardiness Type
Tender Annual
 
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Blue
White
 
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
 
Exposure/Light Requirements
Full Sun
 
 
Pests and Problems

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


Additional pests and problems that may affect this plant:

Powdery mildew, aphids
 
Additional Notes
Excellent bedding plant. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Good as a cut flower and dries well.

 

 
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