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Common Name: Mealycup Sage      Latin Name: Salvia farinacea      Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
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Salvia farinacea

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Category: Annual
Family: LAMIACEAE
Genus: Salvia
species: farinacea
Origin:
Size: 0 (min) to 0 (max)
Size Description:
Notes:
Height x width: 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 1.5 feet wide
Growth habit: Upright
Foliage: Drooping, irregularly-serrate, ovate-lanceolate, gray-green leaves to 3 inches long, with white powdery felting found on the upper stems and calyx
Flowers: Two-lipped, violet-blue flowers in 4-8” axillary and terminal racemes from June to frost. Cultivars are available in various shades of blue, purple, lavender, white and bicolor.
Culture: Full sun or partial shade and well-drained, moist soil. Tolerates poor soils and some drought
Uses: Border, bedding plant, cut flowers, dried flowers
Cultivars:
‘Blue Bedder’- 2 feet, compact, with blue flowers
‘Victoria’ – 18 inches, dwarf, with intense violet-blue flowers
‘Evolution’ – 2006 AAS winner, shown here, 'Evolution' is the first Salvia farinacea with lilac flower spikes. From a distance, 'Evolution' flowers are several shades lighter than its closest comparison. 16 to 20 inches tall
Notes courtesy of Sue Trusty.
Characteristics: star rating Recommended
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Full Sun Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like full sun.
Part Shade Tolerance:star ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingstar ratingPerforms WellSee other plants that like part shade.
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Plant Images and Specimens
Location: Civic Garden Center 2715 Reading Rd Cincinnati OH 45206
Specimen: 45
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Salvia farinaceae
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Salvia farinaceae flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Salvia farinaceae flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Salvia farinaceae flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Salvia farinaceae flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Salvia farinaceae flower
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Salvia farinaceae foliage
Age: 2008
Photo Credit: Brandan Jones
Season: Summer
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Walking Path at Salway Park Rain Garden
Location: Salway Park, Spring Grove, Cincinnati, OH
Photo Credit: Melissa Benoit
Season: Summer 2009
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Flowers at Salway Park Rain Garden
Location: Salway Park, Spring Grove, Cincinnati, OH
Photo Credit: Melissa Benoit
Season: Summer 2009
Location: Glasgow Botanic Garden, Scotland 730 Great Western Rd Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.879218016040000 Longitude: -4.290207711175830] Specimen: 5238
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Location: glasgow

Location: Glasgow Botanic Garden, Scotland 730 Great Western Rd Glasgow, Glasgow City G12 0UE, United Kingdom
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 55.879219363046600 Longitude: -4.290060876110430] Specimen: 5239
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Location: glasgow

Location: Las Vegas
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 36.112222710000000 Longitude: -115.176294170000000] Specimen: 10700
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Bellagio June 2017
Location: Las Vegas

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Bellagio June 2017
Location: Las Vegas

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Bellagio June 2017
Location: Las Vegas

Location: Beijing
GPS location of this plant [Latitude: 39.993722350000000 Longitude: 116.208238620000000] Specimen: 11022
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Beijing Botanical Garden, Fragrant Garden, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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Beijing Botanical Garden, Fragrant Garden, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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Beijing Botanical Garden, Fragrant Garden, November 2017
Location: Beijing

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