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Salvia farinacea

Blue salvia

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  • Salvia farinacea | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPurple, blue
  • Leaf ColourGlossy dark green

Description

Salvia farinacea (Blue salvia). This is a half-hardy annual, which is a tall and striking plant with silver grey foliage and large lavender flowering spikes. The blooms are long-lasting and are available in white flowering cultivars. The foliage will form an attractive clump from which the tall flower spikes emerge.

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Mealy sage, Sage

Origin

Mexico

Interest and use

Border, mixed bed, fragrance

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Sandy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Some species will tolerate only light frosts, but some of the perennials are more frost-hardy. They will grow well when planted in full sun in well drained light soil with adequate watering in the summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring, cuttings in early summer, or division at any time.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for snails, slugs and caterpillars.

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