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botanical name:
Salvia farinacea 'Fairy Queen'
Salvia farinacea 'Fairy Queen' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Mealy sage
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.40m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: blue
stem/bark: violet
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 10 to 10
description:
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.

cultivation:
Most well drained soils in full sun. Needs frost-free winter conditions or treat as an annual. Drought tolerant.

propagation:
From seed, sown in February or March at between 18 to 25°C. Transplant outside after risk of frost has passed.

usage:
Bedding, borders and containers.
Interesting cut flower. Can also be dried.

other notes:
Bred by Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH, Germany.

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