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Mealy Cup Sage
Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea Benth.
Synonym:
Family: Lamiaceae
Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia  farinacea) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: All zones as annual
USDA: 9b-11 as perennial

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 24F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade is helpful in the hot desert

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Chihuahuan desert; southwestern USA (New Mexico, Texas), northeastern Mexico

Growth Habits: Herbaceous perennial 1.5 to 3 feet tall (45-90 cm), 18 inch spread (45 cm); gray green ovate leaves

Watering Needs: Moderate water, do not overwater, prefers moist well drained soil

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings


Mealy Cup Sage (Salvia  farinacea)

Cultural Practices:
Space 6 to 12 inches apart (15-30 cm).

Blooming Habits:
The Mealy Cup Sage bears blue flowers from early summer to November. Some varieties have white or purple flowers. 'Argent White' is a white variety. The flowers are good cut flowers.

Fruiting Habits:


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