Salvia farinacea (Mealycup Sage) - Key Growing Information
SOWING: Transplant - Sow 6-8 weeks before planting out. Gently press seed 1/4" deep into soil but do not cover, as light is required for germination. Bottom-water or mist to avoid covering seed. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers at the second true leaf stage. Harden off and transplant outside after the last frost. Sow in clumps of 3-4 seeds, 1/4" deep.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun/Part Shade.
PLANT HEIGHT: 18-24".
PLANT SPACING: 12".
HARDINESS ZONES: Zones 8-10.
HARVEST: For harvest either as a fresh or dried flower, harvest when the bottom 3–4 flowers have opened. Hang to dry.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil.
USES: Long-lasting cut flower, and can also be dried. Excellent in beds, borders, containers, and planted en masse.
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Salvia farinacea.
ALTERNATE NAMES: Mealy blue sage, mealy sage, mealycup sage, blue salvia.