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Salvia, White Mealy Cup Sage, Duelberg Sage 'Augusta Duelberg'

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: Augusta Duelberg
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Tropicals and Tender Perennials


24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun



Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall



This plant is resistant to deer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Vacherie, Louisiana

Arlington, Texas

Dallas, Texas (2 reports)

Fort Worth, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

Lubbock, Texas

Mesquite, Texas

Spring Branch, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Apr 3, 2017, Fires_in_motion from Vacherie, LA (Zone 9a) wrote:

I grew mine from a pup taken May 2013. This plant was being sold at Home Depot that year, but I don't think I've seen it anywhere since then. Seems to prefer some shade, as it has thrived in a too-small pot under my oak where it gets mainly morning sun. Planting it soon in a spot where it will get closer to full sun. Highly recommended.


On Sep 2, 2013, Limestonelin from SPRING BRANCH, TX wrote:

I have recently added both Augusta and Henry to my butterfly garden and they are doing well. The soil is crummy (I am working on that). They are in blazing sun. I do water them. They seem to be putting out underground runners and multiplying. Since "more is better" for me I am very happy with them. The specie plant is "tough as nails" and these cultivars look promising.