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Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea (incl. hybrids)
Pronunciation: SAL-vee-uh far-ih-NAY-see-uh
Common Name: mealy-cup sage
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Leaves shiny, narrow (species), with rounded toothed margin; flowers in blue "spikes".
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Perennial border
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars on shown or on campus may include S. 'Victoria Blue', S. 'Sally Fun', S. 'Black and Bloom', and S. 'Mystic Spires Blue' (S. longispicata x S. farinacea).
mealy-cup sage
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Crenate

Inflorescence Type: Spike-like, Verticillaster
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Violet, Blue
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fruit Type: Nut
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Oct
Additional Info: Not showy, nutlets enclosed in a persistent calyx

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, Mildew, Rust, ( Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant )
(BCE) Boulevard (Circular) Eastend
(BED) BEDding, container, or basket
(HPZ) Horticulture PlaZa
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