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Salvia farinacea 'Victoria'
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mealy cup sage 'Victoria'

'Victoria' is an upright perennial grown as an annual, with lance-shaped leaves whitish-hairy beneath, and small deep violet-blue flowers in dense spikes in summer and autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
1–2 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Blue Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
Botanical details
Family
Lamiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Salvia can be annuals, biennials, herbaceous or evergreen perennials, or shrubs. They have paired, simple or pinnately lobed, often aromatic leaves and 2-lipped flowers in whorls, forming simple or branched spikes or racemes

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained, humus-rich, soil in full sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown at 16-18°C in mid spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Patio and container plants
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Banks and slopes
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Cut back after flowering

Pests

Slugs may damage young growth

Diseases

Generally disease free

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