SALVIA, MEALY BLUE SAGE


SALVIA, MEALY BLUEBlue 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.

PROBLEMS:     None.

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.

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