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Salvia Farinacea

Botanical Name:

Salvia farinacea

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Limestone soils. Calcareous, Limestone-based, Caliche type, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Annual, Native Plant, Perennial, Perennial herb, 0.7–1.2 m tall, with puberulous stems., Herb

Lifespan

Perennial, Annual

Plant Height

1-3 ft.

Flower

Flowers are blue to purple; calyx minute, short-cylindric, teeth obscure, blue beneath mealy-white pubescence; corolla zygomorphic, blue to purple, short, tube to .3 inches long, lower lip enlarged, upper lobes short. Inflorescence is a terminal. interrupted, verticillate raceme; verticillasters 10-16 flowered., Blue flowers

Benefits
Ornamental

It is an excellent plant for a flower bed, and is often planted in groupings to create an attractive mass of color. The leaves have a grayish cast which make a good contrast to lush green foliage of other plants. It is a good plant for a rock garden. Showy, Blooms ornamental, Mass planting, Perennial garden.

Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Taxonomy

Order

Lamiales

Family

Salvia - Sages

Genus

Salvia

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