Mealy Cup Sage

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Mealy Cup Sage

Salvia farinacea
Victoria Sage; Mealy Cup Sage, Mealycup Sage, Duelberg Sage
1

3 feet
1

2 feet
Southwest U.S. and Mexico
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Birds
  • Hummingbirds

About This Plant

Sun/part shade. An herbaceous perennial; it appears in spring with blue flower spikes all summer long. A short-lived perennial, it normally freezes back down to the ground in winter.

Mealycup sage has been widely used in horticulture, with many, many selections and cultivars available: ‘Henry Duelberg’ is a famous selection from a cemetery in Round Top, and ‘Augusta Duelberg’ is a white-flowered variety from the same location. ‘Victoria’ is dark-flowered and large-leafed; ‘Evolution’ is a compact version.

Maintenance

Cut back by a third as needed in spring and summer.

Features

Plant Type:
Perennial
Size:
1-3' H, 1-2' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color:
Blue, White
Bloom Time:
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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