Salvia Victoria Blue
Victoria Blue salvia plant is valued for the deep blue flowers that run up and down its showy flower spikes, which are commonly as long as 8 inches. The foliage is also pretty, being a grayish-green; the leaves are lance-shaped. This type of ornamental sage can be made to bloom all summer long with proper care. Take advantage of its long-blooming quality and use this member of the mint family to fill holes in your sequence of bloom. These plants do not need much fertilizer.
Botanical Name: Salvia farinacea 'Victoria Blue'
Common Name: Victoria Blue salvia, mealy-cup sage, Victoria Blue flowering sage
Plant Type: Herbaceousperennial in its native lands; treated as an annual in the North
Mature Size: 18 to 24 inches tall, with a spread of about 12 to 18 inches
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Type: Well-drained, evenly moist, and of average fertility
Soil pH: Neutral to slightly acidic or slightly alkaline
Bloom Time: June to September, with proper care
Flower Color: Deep blue
Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10
Native Area: Texas and Mexico