Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea (incl. hybrids)
Common Name: mealy-cup sage
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mexico
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 0.3 - 0.6m (height x width)
Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract birds, Bedding plant, Container planting, Filler, Group or mass planting, Perennial border
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Ovate, Crenate
Flowers: Verticillaster, Blue, Violet, May-Jun-Jul-Aug-Sep
Fruit: Schizocarp, Brown, Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves opposite, lanceolate (species) to ovate, with rounded toothed margin, shiny; flowers in blue spike-like verticillasters.