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Salvia farinacea

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SAL-vee-ah fair-in-ah-SAY-ah
Description

Mealy-cup sage perennializes only in the outer Coastal Plain, but grows beautifully during the spring, summer and fall and functions as an annual in the Mountains and Piedmont. It is an excellent bedding plant which looks neat and attractive all summer. The leaves are softly hairy and small, and the flower spikes strong and upright. It makes a good cut flower.   It prefers well-drained, moist soil but tolerates dry clay soil.  Plant in annual beds, along borders, meadows, cottage gardens, or cutting gardens.

Wildlife Value: Flowers attract butterflies. This plant is seldom damaged by deer.

Cultivars:
  • 'Celebration Blue'
  • 'Rhea Dwarf Blue'
  • 'Victoria'
Tags:
#fall#white#butterflies#sun#pollinators#partial shade#summer#blue#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#cottage garden#clay soil#meadow#dry soil#cpp#deer resistant
Cultivars:
  • 'Celebration Blue'
  • 'Rhea Dwarf Blue'
  • 'Victoria'
Tags:
#fall#white#butterflies#sun#pollinators#partial shade#summer#blue#spring#perennial#wildlife plant#nectar plant#cut flowers#cottage garden#clay soil#meadow#dry soil#cpp#deer resistant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salvia
    Species:
    farinacea
    Family:
    Lamiaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Annual
    Perennial
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Blue
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Dry Soil