Victoria Blue Salvia is a favorite of mine. Mealy Cup Sage is another name for them. Those deep blue blooms are its finest feature. I plant them every year and without fail, they bloom their pretty little heads off all summer long. They will reach 18 to 24 inches tall. They are very drought tolerant in my zone 7 garden. Victoria Blue Salvia is classified as: Salvia farinacea
They have 8 to 10 inch flower spikes.
They are cold hardy to zone 7. My Victoria Blues don’t usually make it in my zone 7 garden here in NC. I am going to try and find seeds for this cultivar Victoria. Does anyone know where I can find the seeds? I haven’t done a search yet.
You don’t have to dead head them and the northern zones let it go to seed in hopes of naturalization. Salvias are butterfly, hummingbird, and bee magnets. But thank goodness, the deer are not too fond of them. They are disease resistant and drought tolerant. I just love them. Don’t you?