Salvia farinacea ‘Augusta Duelberg’

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Plant Information:

Botanical Name:  Salvia farinacea ‘Augusta Duelberg’

Common Name: Augusta Duelberg Salvia

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: SW US

Type: Perennial

Size: 36"h x 36"w

Exposure: Sun

Zones: Zone 7-10

Butterflies: No

Hummingbirds: Yes

Container Size: LPB

By now, many gardeners are familiar with the Salvia known as Henry Duelberg. It’s the bigger, beefier, more floriferous form (possibly hybrid) of Salvia farinaceae found by Greg Grant in a central Texas Cemetery. He named it Henry Duelberg because it was growing near the tombstone of the late gentleman. Augusta Duelberg, was Henry’s wife and has her grave and tombstone next to his. So when Greg discovered a seedling that bloomed white instead of blue-purple, it seemed only natural to name it after her. Augusta Duelberg Salvia has all the traits of Henry including the propensity to attract butterflies and hummingbirds but not deer. Some folks cut these back in mid-summer for a tidier display in the fall garden.