'Blue Victory' has a wonderfully long bloom period, and with its deep violet-purple flowers looks absolutely incredible planted in mass or in containers. It attains a heights of only 20″ and makes an excellent cut or dried flower. Does well in hot, humid climates and is fairly drought tolerant once established. This species, also called mealycup sage, grows on dry hillsides in Texas and New Mexico.
Botanical Name: Salvia farinacea
Native: Texas, New Mexico
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8–10; usually grown as an annual.
Plant Dimensions: 20″ tall, 10″–18″ wide
Variety Information: ½” violet-blue flowers clustered densley along upright stems that rise above plant foliage.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Bloom Period: Summer to frost
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
When to Sow Outside: 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date.
When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 8 to 10 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 70°–80°F.
Days to Emerge: 10–15 days
Seed Depth: Press into surface
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″