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Salvia farinacea x longispicata /Mealy Cup Sage

Salvia farinacea x longispicata  / Salvia farinacea x longispicata
Spikes of handsome blue flowers
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Spikes of handsome blue flowers

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Scientific Name: Salvia farinacea x longispicata
Common Name: Mealy Cup Sage
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Blue
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This variety of salvia is of relatively recent orgin. The blue flowers are borne on tall spikes. Provide salvias with full sunlight and a well drained soil. They bloom for a long period from late spring until frost. This one makes a good cutflower in both a fresh or dried condition. Remove old flower heads to encourage new growth and more blooming