Salvia farinacea

Latin Name: Salvia farinacea
Common Name: Victoria Blue Salvia, Mealycup sage
Mature Height (ft): 18-24"
Mature Width: 12-18"

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Victoria blue salvia is usually not cold hardy in the Texas Panhandle, but every once in awhile, one will winter over. But that shouldn't stop you from replanting this lovely, summer long blooming native to regions further south, classified by some to be one of the top ten flowers for Texas gardens. Upright and dense flower stalks in blue, white (Alba) and deep blue or violet. Salvia farinacea continues to be hybridized to create new introductions. Often referred to as mealycup sage, its stately appearance deserves the nobler moniker, Victoria Blue.

Use in Garden

Victoria Blue is a welcome addition towards the front of a medium water-use mixed border or in the transition area between the lawn and flower bed. A good container plant and fill-in plant for empty spaces when it may be too late or too early to plant a permanent replacement. Butterfly garden.


Light deadheading to keep the blooms coming.