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Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'

Mealy sage

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Blue

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Holder of the Royal Horticultural Society's prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM), this tender perennial is a great choice for summer bedding displays. It makes a bushy plant and produces its deep blue flowers from summer to autumn. Grow in a sunny spot in moist but well-drained soil, planting out after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Sow from seed each spring.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Salvia

Species: farinacea

Cultivar: Victoria

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Blue

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April

Time to plant: May to June


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