Mealy cup sage

Salvia farinacea | Also known as: Mealy sage, Mealycup Sage | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Providing a stunning sea of lavender, Salvia farinacea is one bedding plant that is certain to draw awe from visitors to your garden. It has lush, bushy mid-green foliage comprising glossy, lanced-shaped leaves, but displays long spikes of lavender flowers in summer. Also known as the Mealycup Sage, it is a tender garden plant, so dislikes cold and frost and much prefers well-drained soil and full sun or light shade. It’s ideal for beautifying bare slopes and embankments, or can be potted to add colour to patios and yards

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 0.6
Spread [m]
  • 0.3
Dominant flower colour
  • Blue
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early summer
  • Mid summer
  • Late summer
  • Early autumn
  • Mid autumn
  • Late autumn
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • softwood cuttings
  • seed
  • basal cuttings
  • division
Growth habit
  • Bushy
  • Erect
  • Upright
Environment
Acidity
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z8-11
Heat zone
  • H12-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -12 - 4
Heat days
  • 0 - 210
Moisture
  • well-drained
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive flowers and aromatic foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Fast growing
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • For birds & bees
Garden type
  • Indoor or winter garden
  • Cottage garden
  • Coastal
  • Containers
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 1 to 2 years