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Salvia farinacea 'Strata'
© 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, compact bushy perennial, often grown as an annual. Terminal spikes of blue flowers which are surrounded by fuzzy white sepals, carried on white felted stems. Lance-shaped, wavy-edged, greyish green leaves, white-hairy underneath.
Most well drained soils in full sun. Needs frost-free winter conditions or treat as an annual.
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 Floranova, Dereham, Norfolk, UK.
Fleuroselect Gold Medal winner.