Salvia farinacea 'Evolution'

Mealy Cup Sage

Tips for Homeowners:

Keep weed free, water occasionally and feed regularly with a high nitrogen fertilizer to promote the most flowers.

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The flowers are packed in on each stalk which is impressive, but when planted in large masses it is intensely beautiful especially with the activity from visiting butterflies and hummingbirds.

  • Extremely heat and drought tolerant
  • Flowers can be used dried or fresh in arrangements
  • Long-lasting flowers on robust plants

Ideal for container gardens, window boxes and in a sunny spot in the garden or landscape.

Height: 16-20 in
Spread: 14-16 in
Zone: 8-10
Color: Blue

Interesting Notes about Mealy Cup Sage:

Grown as an annual in Kansas, this popular series is nearly care free and tough. The old flowers do not need to be removed, the plants are relatively disease and pest free, and they bloom all season. It grows in clumps and combines beautifully with other contrasting plants. Drought and heat tolerant and will grow in poor soil as long as it is well-drained. Thrives in full sun.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Dried Flower/Foliage
  • Long Blooming
  • No Deadheading
  • Mass Planting
  • Border or Bed
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Blooms all Season
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Garden
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Low Maintenance

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Humming-birds
  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water