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Salvia farinacea 'Fairy Queen'
© Deeproot Plant Base
common name: Mealy sage
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: blue
main season: Summer
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
Half-hardy, perennial, often grown as an annual. Compact bushy habit with lance-shaped, wavy-edged, greyish green leaves. Sturdy stems carry delicate spikes of small bi-coloured blue and white flowers.
Most well drained soils in full sun. Needs frost-free winter conditions or treat as an annual. Drought tolerant.
From seed, sown in February or March at between 18 to 25°C. Transplant outside after risk of frost has passed.
Bedding, borders and containers.
Interesting cut flower. Can also be dried.
Bred by Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH, Germany.
Fleuroselect gold medal winner