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Victoria Blue Salvia

Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue.

Description:

A common name for these plants is "mealy-cup sage," a name that derives from the fuzzy appearance of the flowers of its wild ancestor. Another common name for them is "flowering sage." Victoria Blue salvia plants are herbaceous perennials in their native Texas and Mexico but, in northern climes, are usually treated as annual plants. Victoria Blue salvia plants reach 18"-24" tall, with a similar spread. The deep blue flowers run up and down 8"-10" flower spikes. The foliage is also attractive, being a grayish-green. Blooms all summer long. Grow Victoria Blue salvia flowers in a sunny area with a well-drained soil. Although drought-tolerant once established, a moderate amount of water must be supplied to young plants. Victoria Blue salvia flowers are cold-hardy to planting zone 7.

Habitat:

Garden

Notes:

The deep blue color of Victoria Blue salvia flowers are no doubt the plants' outstanding feature. Deep, true blue (as opposed to a purplish blue) is a highly sought after color in annual flowers.

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3 Comments

keithp2012
keithp2012 8 years ago

They also come in red,salmon,pink,white, and purple

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

Thank you, it really is true blue and the newest color Salvia comes in.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Your first picture really makes it look glamours, nice series!

keithp2012
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keithp2012

West Babylon, New York, USA

Spotted on Jul 31, 2012
Submitted on Jul 31, 2012

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