Salvia farinacea

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 Salvia farinacea subsp. var.  Mealy sage
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Habit: herbaceous
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Height: 36 in to 48 in
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Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers, hummingbirds, butterflys
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USDA Zones: 9 to 11
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Flower features: blue, purple, white
Lamiaceae > Salvia farinacea var. , Benth.

Salvia farinacea (Mealy sage, Mealycup sage) is a herbaceous perennial native to Mexico and parts of the United States including Texas. Violet-blue spikes rest on a compact plant of typically narrow salvia-like leaves, however, the shiny leaves are what set this species apart from a more most other Salvia, which bear velvety-dull leaves. This plant requires full or part-sun and will grow to 18" or more with good soil. This plant will attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Salvia farinacea, Benth. Perennial, 2-3 ft. high: st. herbaceous, erect, tomentose: lvs. petiolate, ovate-oblong or lanceolate, rather obtuse, irregularly serrate-crenate, rather glabrous, both surfaces green or the lower canescent: floral lvs. small, deciduous: racemes elongated, simple; floral whorls many-fld., subsecund, remote or the uppermost approximate; calyx subsessile, tubular, purplish colored, densely white-lanate; corolla purple or violet, the tube scarcely exserted. Summer. Texas, where it is reported as growing in rich soil.—A showy frequently cultivated species, the fls. quite attractive, the darker corollas being set off by the mealy lighter violet-white calices. Var. alba, Hort., is a white-fld. form with the midlobe of the lower corolla-lip obcordate, 2-lobed. CH

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