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5. Mealy sage, or Mealy salvia (Salvia farinacea)
Such a beautiful perennial sage in English or European gardens, which is so often offered as an ideal partner for flowering soloists by fashionable glossy magazines, is grown in regions with harsh winters only as an annual. Although the appearance of the sage remains quite perennial and impressive, and the talents are innumerable.
Mealy sage with a height of 40 to 55 cm forms clumps of stunning beauty. Bright, downy leaves and numerous spikelets of purple buds make sage one of the most elegant perennial additions in any flower garden or mixborder.
Mealy sage differs from other species by the presence of a white mealy bloom. Small flowers in dense cylinders of inflorescences up to 16 cm long last for an amazingly long time. Sage blooms from June to early autumn. The blue sage palette is presented in bright blue colors, while the best varieties have ultramarine and amethyst colors.
This plant is undemanding to the soil and prefers intense lighting. Mealy salvia is most often used in the design of flower beds. After all, a more spectacular plant to complement flowering stars and shrubs simply cannot be found. Bright blue color, unique textures, splendor and freshness of this sage arrange amazingly beautiful transitions and spots in complex compositions.
- Planting dates for mealy sage: March-early April;
- First shoots: 7 days;
- Planting mealy sage in the ground: from the second decade of June;
- Planting distance: 20 cm.
Seed germination of mealy sage directly depends on the variety and storage conditions. While some growers claim that the seeds can be used for 3-5 years, for all mealy sages the maximum shelf life for seeds is 2 years.
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