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  • 6/13/2006

Mealy Blue Sage

Salvia farinacea (Lamiaceae)

A hardy, upright to sprawling perennial native to Texas, and easily grown throughout the southern portion of the United States. The densely congested violet-blue flowers are concentrated in whorls surrounding a square stem. Prefers sandy or gravelly soil in full sun. A very drought tolerant wildflower that blooms all summer.

Average planting success with this species: 70%
Height: 12-24 inches
Germination: 10-30 days
Optimum soil temperature for germination: 68-75F
Sowing depth: 1/16"
Blooming period: March-November
Average seeds per pound: 368,000
Seeding rate: 8 lbs. per acre
Suggested use: Borders, cut flowers, meadows, mixtures.
Miscellaneous: For best results avoid wet ares. Does not transplant well.

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