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

Bedding Salvia - Dwarf

  • 'Maestro'
  • 'Red Hot Sally'
  • 'Salsa' series
  • 'Scarlet Queen'
  • 'Vista' series
  • 'Cover Girl'

Bedding Salvia - Medium

  • 'Flare'
  • 'Picante' series

Bedding Salvia - Tall

  • 'Bonfire'
  • 'Lighthouse' series
  • 'Brazilian Purple'

Mealy Cup Sage - Dwarf

  • 'Rhea'
  • 'Saga Blue'
  • 'Strata'

Mealy Cup Sage - Tall

  • 'Fairy Queen'
  • 'Evolution'
  • 'Victoria' series

Bloody Sage

  • 'Coral Nymph'
  • 'Snow Nymph'
  • 'Forest Fire'
  • 'Summer Jewel' series
 
 
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.

 

 
Related Resources
Home, Yard & Garden Pest Guide
Illinois Commercial Landscape and Turfgrass Pest Management Handbook
U of IL - Distance Diagnosis through Digital Imaging
U of IL - Plant Clinic