This perennial (Widely grown as an annual, in cooler climates) forms a shrubby upright clump 60 cm tall by 30 cm wide, with white mealy stems and glossy green leaves. It bears deep, lavender-blue or white flowers on tall spikes from early summer to frost.
Salvias are some of the showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders. Butterflies and hummingbirds love them.
Outdoors, grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Indoors, grow in full light with shade from the heat of day; water sparingly in winter.
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Genus - Salvia
Species - Farinacea
Variety - Blue & White mix
Common name - Mealycup sage
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 7 - 11
Height - 0,45 - 0,60 m
Spread - 0,20 - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual or Perennial Flower
Exposure - Full Sun, partial shade
Growth rate - Fast
Soil PH - Acid, neutral, alkaline (pH 6.1 - 7.8)
Soil type - Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Water requirements - Dry, moist
Landscape uses - Showiest plants for containers, annual borders, and mixed borders.
Bloom season - June - October
Leaf / Flower color - Green / Medium Blue, white
Soak in water for 24 hours.
Soak on the surface of soil, cover with clear plastic.
Germinate in cool and bright room.
Do not cover very small seeds with soil, but tightly press into the earth. Keep in cooler conditions after germination occurs.
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