JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg'
Henry Duelberg Mealy Cup Sage
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Item #: 6822
Zones: 7b to 9b, at least
Height: 36" tall
Origin: United States
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
From Greg Grant's infamous cemetery wanderings comes another clone of Salvia farinacea, this one from the Texas gravesite of Henry Duelberg. 'Henry' is a bit taller than his better half (Salvia farinacea 'Augusta Duelberg'), making a 2' tall x 3' wide clump of glossy, green foliage, topped with long 1' spikes of dark royal purple-blue...a hangout for hummingbirds. This phenomenally heat- and drought-tolerant selection is for the full-sun gardener who kills everything else. Soggy soils are about the only thing that will send these to meet their namesakes.