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Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'
Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'

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Zones 7-10, 12-24, 26, 28-45, H1, H2
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Full
Regular Water
Moderate
Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'
Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'

Salvia farinacea

Mealycup Sage
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Annuals, Perennials

SALVIA

All sages have square stems and whorls of two-lipped flowers, either distinctly spaced along flower stalks or so tightly crowded that they look like one dense spike; some species have branched inflorescences. Flower colors range from white and yellow through salmon and pink to scarlet and pure red, from pale lavender to true blue and darkest purple. A few sages have fragrant blossoms. Many have aromatic foliage. Sages attract hummingbirds, bees, butterflies.

Salvia farinacea

Usually grown as annuals. Upright growth to 3–4 ft. tall, half as wide. Narrowly lance-shaped leaves to 3 in. long are smooth above, woolly white below. Tall, densely packed spikes of 3/4–1-in. flowers on stems 6– 12 in. long, late spring to frost. Blossom color varies from deep violet blue to white; cuplike calyxes are covered with white hairs, often have a blue or violet tinge. Many strains are sold for bedding and container use; typically have heavier bloom, better branching,more compact habit.

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