Salvia farinacea Benth.

Blue Sage, Mealy Sage, Mealy-cup Sage

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Category: Perennial

Zones: 8 to 10

Size: To 3' tall and 2' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Clumping perennial. Tall spikes of blue flowers from spring to first frost. grey-green foliage. Tolerates poor soils, deer and drought.


Published in Labiat. Gen. Spec. 274 in 1833.

Native to New Mexico and Texas.


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