Salvia farinacea, Mealy Sage. Salvia farinacea 'Strata'
Salvia farinacea 'Strata'

Salvia farinacea

Mealy Sage
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Violet-blue spikes rest on a compact plant of typically narrow salvia-like leaves; however, the shiny leaves are what set this species apart from most other Salvia, which bear velvety-dull leaves. Cultivars are available in various shades of blue, purple, lavender, white and bicolor.

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