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Augusta Duelberg Salvia

Salvia farinacea 'Augusta Duelberg'

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Augusta Duelberg Salvia (Salvia farinacea 'Augusta Duelberg') at Randy's Perennials

Augusta Duelberg Salvia in bloom

Augusta Duelberg Salvia in bloom

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Plant Height:  18 inches

Flower Height:  30 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Mealycup Sage

Description:

Brilliant but delicate silvery-white flowers are borne above the unusual shiny green foliage from spring until first frost; ideal for the edge of the border and container plantings; planted as an annual in colder climates

Ornamental Features

Augusta Duelberg Salvia has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant white flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to mid fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its fragrant pointy leaves remain green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Augusta Duelberg Salvia is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Augusta Duelberg Salvia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Augusta Duelberg Salvia will grow to be about 18 inches tall at maturity extending to 30 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 14 inches apart. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Augusta Duelberg Salvia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features