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Mealy Cup Sage, Mealycup Sage 'Evolution'

Salvia farinacea

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salvia (SAL-vee-uh) (Info)
Species: farinacea (far-ih-NAH-kee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Evolution
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Category:

Annuals

Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Dark Blue

Blue-Violet

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Jose, California

Hebron, Kentucky

Ferriday, Louisiana

Monroe, Louisiana

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Lincoln, Nebraska

Apex, North Carolina

Honesdale, Pennsylvania

Carrollton, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Irving, Texas

Salt Lake City, Utah

Madison, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Oct 26, 2015, wingsoffreedom from San Jose, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Not too impressed with this Salvia, its flowers are very small and not plentiful, leaves look very fragile and plant in general isn't as robust as all my other Salvias (e.g. Amistad, Black and Blue, Mystic spires etc). Never seen a bee or hummer near it either...

Positive

On Jul 28, 2013, CosmosandCleome from Bethany, PA wrote:

I have grown this as an annual in Zone 5 for two years now, and love it. Its blooms last a long time, and it withstands all varieties of weather. I've used it in containers and in the ground with equal success. I can't say enough good things about it.

Positive

On May 28, 2013, goldcow from Irving, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

This is growing and returned after winter in my 7b garden. It says it's annual here but mine is blooming great. It has stayed on the small side.

Positive

On May 29, 2009, rebelee from Grand Prairie, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Saw at "big box" store and couldn't resist it's startling purple spires. Has done fine in my slightly ammended clay soil. Beautiful against a stone retaining wall.

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