SALVIA, MEALY BLUE Blue Sage
Salvia farinacea (SAL-vee-uh far-eh-NAY-see-ah)
Perennial Sun to part shade Height 2 -3 feet Spread 2 -3 feet Spacing 1 -2 feet
HABIT: Gray-green foliage and long blue flowers on vertical stems.
CULTURE: Easy, any well-drained soil, drought tolerant, low fertilizer requirements.
USES: Summer flowers, perennial garden, blue color.
NOTES: Native to Central and West Texas and New Mexico. Plant in fall or spring. A compact cultivar is now available. Also called blue sage. ‘Indigo Spires’ is another tough blue-flowering salvia. The flowers are edible if you are using an organic program. S. madrensis is the dramatic big yellow sage.